A web browser or Internet browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

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What version of IE does Compatibility View use by default?

My understanding of IE Compatibility Mode/View is that you can specify which version of IE you want to render a domain (or set of domains) in. But when I go to Tools >> Compatibility View ...
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How do you add a Opera thumbnail for your site?

I noticed that in the "Speed Dial" feature of Opera, some sites will display their logo as preview image, while other sites just a screenshot of how the site looks when you add it to speed dial. I ...
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What are Mozilla compatible Agents in Google Analytics?

When I create a pivot table showing the number of visits for each type of browsers and regions, here is what I obtain: As you can see, regions such as Northen America the number of visits ...
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Does Google's browser size statistic include mobile devices?

I'm trying to figure out a perfect size for my HTML5 game area, with the help of Google's browser size statistics, but it seems as I need to restrict myself to such small dimensions because, ...
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How to force browsers to always reload xslt files?

Related: Apache: How can I force the browser to reload CSS files? I'm building an xml page (on an apache2) that is supposed to be translated to xhtml by the browser, so my server also serves a ...
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Video conference/chat tool that can be embedded in own website needed [closed]

We are looking for a means (a tool, a commercial service) to enable a closed user group to start a live video conference in a browser, as part of the company website. Something like Skype, but ...
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jQuery causes high CPU Usage, Memory Usage and Entry Processes on host

When it's just me testing my site (which is live) I have a few jQuery bits and bobs causing the CPU Usage, Memory Usage and Entry Processes to become full on host server. CPU Usage: 100% Memory ...
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Is RSS auto-discovery still viable?

I am preparing a website and noticed that although the source code contains RSS autodiscovery URL, i.e. something like <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="/rss.xml"> none ...
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“Index of …” directory's files listing

On my courses we've got homework on site in folders such as: http://example.com/files/tasks1-edc34rtgfds http://example.com/files/tasks2-0bg454fgerg http://example.com/files/tasks3-h1dlkjiojo8 ... ...
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Do I really need to test on different OSes?

I know testing websites on different browsers is important, but do browsers really render pages differently on different OSes? For example, do I have to test Chrome for Mac, Linux and Windows to ...
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Forcing browser to load new image

I have recently been doing some image replacement work for a client, he sends me the new image png files and I upload them replacing the old ones with the new ones ( keeping the same name ). I tell ...
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input type=“file” default language is system language?

I have a question, let's say I have <input type="file" name="image" />. Will the text of the button will change if user will have different language as his system default one? If so than how can ...
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How can I tell how many iOS 3 users are accessing my website?

I would like to know how many iOS 3.2 (and presumably below) users are accessing my website. The reason is because iOS 3.2 had a maximum cache limit of around 25.6k, and files larger than this size ...
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is it possible to get browser marketshare by OS?

For development purposes, I'd like to get a rough estimate of the distribution of browser usage share, but everything I've been able to find just states overall market share. Is it possible to get ...
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Is it just me or are the browser companies changing their upgrade frequency to max? [closed]

This has been happening for a while now and in our office we believe the crazy browser updates are due to HTML5 becoming so hot these days but is there another reason the browser companies are pushing ...
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How to correctly deal with corporate customers that have outdated browsers

Many of our customers are on corporate networks where they have no control over their browser versions, etc. We have a Wordpress site that doesn't play well with IE8. We cannot inform the customers ...
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Amazon Silk…How will it effect web development [closed]

Today Amazon announced a new browser for their upcoming Kindle Fire. (Like we need another browser...) In developing websites we add code like -webkit- or -moz- for browser specific styles. Any ideas ...
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Defense against rude web crawlers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How To Track Down and Stop Rogue Bots? I had an incident yesterday where my web site was taken down by a web crawler that was ignoring my robots.txt. I'm pretty sure ...
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Clear the cache of the last visited page

I have an HTML page that has shows if a server is online of offline via an IFRAME transcluding a php file. If someone clicks on a link, like to turn the server on or off and presses the Back button ...
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What is the best way to show your users that they use an incompatible browser?

As developer, i stopped making hacks for IE to let the page look like in other browsers (especially for IE7 and IE8). The javascript engine of IE8 is slower than IE7, IE8 shows the page better. I ...
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Progressive JPEG

This Post: "Progressive" JPEG: Why do many web sites avoid rendering JPEGs that way? Pros, cons? stat that many browsers do not support Progressive JPEG citing this Wikipedia Article. What ...
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Why don't people upgrade their browsers?

Any web designer/developer will know that we have to make our code backwards-compatible with a number of (much) older browsers, just to cater for those that haven't updated. My question is.. why don't ...
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Is it (still) advisable to use the PHP extension html tidy?

Currently i'm using latest stable version of PHP, webmastering a online shop with Doctype XHTML. Most of our customers use "old" browsers, 25% use IE8, 10% use IE7, 3% IE6 (however, IE6 never ...
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Universal same-origin policy

Here is something I have been wondering about for the longest time. It seems very simple, but to this day I do not know any practically usable technology. Is there a way that I can browse the ...
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Is there any browser add-on or extension or anything, by which we can see their current page views?

Is there any browser add-on or extension or anything, by which we can see their current page views of websites displayed in google search results? or give us the page views of websites opened in ...
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How does this stackexchange form saved the work, I mean keep an auto save function, to retrieve loss of work

How does this stackexchange form saved the work, I mean keep an auto save function, to retrieve loss of work, in case the user's browser crashes.
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Is it a good idea to recommend browser on a e-commerce web site

I have built an e-commerce app but I didn't have a lot of time so I decided to build the app compatible with cutting-edge browsers. so of the features are not working and some them are working less ...
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What is the best browser usage statistics source?

I wonder about what source of browser usage statistics is most reliable and updated. I've been using Google Analytics (with use of my analytics enabled pages) W3 Counter Stat Counter but they ...
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Is it possible for a web-server to send more files than requested for, and have the browser accept them?

I've created a basic web server for a school project, and it serves static content without a problem. I thought of having the server parse all htm/html files for links to .js/.css/image files, and ...
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Browser testing - Ideas on how to tackle it efficiently

Browser testing, the bane of any web designers life! Are there any tools and/or ways in which I can efficiently test different browsers on both Mac and PC? I not only want to test different browsers ...
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Changing default browser font-size affecting 3 divs floated inside a header div

Changing a web browsers default font size from 16px adversely affects the layout of the 3 divs that I have floated within my header div. Considering that the 3 header divs are fixed elements and not ...
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Why is Internet Explorer seemingly work different then other browsers?

For the past two weeks I have been painfully revising and changing my webpage to run in IE. I was happy to see my page working properly on Safari 4 & 5, Chrome 10-13, and FF 3.6-4.0 BUT I ...
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So now Google has said no to old browsers when can the rest of us follow suit?

Google recently announced that they will no longer support older browsers on Aug 1st: For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the ...
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Problem with browser caching images

I'm sure many site admins must deal with this sort of problem all the time, but I don't have a really good and simple solution myself. It is what happens when you overwrite an existing image on the ...
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How can I browse the Web blind for a day?

"Close your eyes" isn't the answer I'm looking for, but +1 to you if it was your first thought. I'm putting together an awareness campaign called Browse Blind. The goals are to: Help sighted people ...
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Website to send clients browser settings via email

A while ago I stumbled across a website that allowed you to enter an email address and have things like your browser type, version, build, javascript settings, flash version etc emailed through. I ...
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Max height to avoid vertical scrollbar on notebook resolutions

So, the most popular notebook resolution is 1366x768. The viewport height (the height that is available for the web-site in the browser) depends on the operating system and the browser. For ...
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a css or js of same name from multiple sites or multiple pages of same site

When a css/js refers on a webpage it is first downloaded to client machine. From the next time it is referred from browser cache (if it presents). Please tell me What happens when multiple sites ...
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Which current stock mobile browsers support linked phone numbers by default?

The better question is, are there any that currently DO NOT support auto linking of phone numbers by default? Main support for iPhone, Android, BB, Windows Phone, Palm. I'm trying to determine if I ...
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Can a 403 error ever be client side?

I've got a well-established web application. It's working for lots of people with a variety of browsers and platforms. But, there's this one guy... He's getting a "403 Forbidden" on his side, I've ...
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IE9 changes Browser Mode based using domain name or ip address for the url

Update : Tested with IIS6 and IE9 the same problem persisted. using paulmorriss's advice the Browser mode and Document for the page were different, so this problem had nothing to do with IIS6 or 7 but ...
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Are there huge differences between Safari versions on Windows and Mac OS?

I have recently engaged in a conversation where were people defending that you should test your websites on Safari for Windows and on Safari for Mac, because they're very different. As a webmaster, ...
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A tool for test webpages in older Browsers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see what my web site looks like in various browsers? Hi, at the moment I develop a ASP.Net Page Community board. I have installed FF4, IE9 and Opera 10. A ...
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What browser or bot has the user agent of “SD-1.30.1”?

I have tried checking on Google but to no avail. Does anyone recognize this user agent?
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Should I drop support for IE7?

IE9 is out the door, IE8 is on the rise, and IE6 is deemed gone by the internet. What is the future of IE7? Should I continue to support it if I am launching a product in 6 months? I am afraid it ...
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Annoying IE6. Black screen with “loading” when youtube is added

I have had this problem for quite some time. It wasn't actually a big issue until lately when one of our conference site has a lot of IE6 users. The black loading screen appears right after I include ...
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Broken Links in different browsers

Hi I'm having problems with our website, http://www.accessiblehomehealthcare.com, which is a wordpress 2.7 (version). All of a sudden our RSS links broke on the right side, which has happened before ...
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Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?

If I add multiple A-records for my domain, they are returned in a round robin order by DNS servers. Example: 1.1.1.1 A example.com 1.1.1.2 A example.com 1.1.1.3 A example.com But how does web ...
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Browser window size statistics?

I was wondering, are there any statistics available on what size users have their browser set to nowadays? I know the screen resolutions (we have analytics, which shows those as well) but I doubt a ...
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Liquid Layout out of Proportion

I am using a liquid layout on my website, but when I view in in my browser I find that when I change the browser window size, the images are stretched out of proportion. Can anybody help?