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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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?
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How to open the JavaScript console in different browsers?

Web browsers provide a JavaScript console as part of their developer tools. This console is useful for the following reasons: Errors and warnings that occur on a web page are logged into the console ...
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Browsers with pop-up blocker enabled by default

I'm trying to convince a client that adding pop-up or pop-unders isn't worthwhile. The argument "pop-ups are annoying and your users won't return" doesn't work because it's not the kind of site that ...
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Detecting Browser Types?

My client has asked me to implement a browser detection system for the admin login with the following criteria, allow these: Internet Explorer 8 or newer Firefox 3.6 or newer Safari 5 or newer for ...
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Print high resolution images from browser?

I have a packing slip that is generated with each order that I want to print and place in each shipped package. The images on the packing slip will not change and need to be high resolution for crisp ...
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Browser plugin for measuring PDF

Is there a browser plugin that can allow a user to measure objects on a PDF in the browser window? It needs to be cross-browser.
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Should sites be tested in both Chrome and Safari?

While recently doing testing for a new web project, it occurred to me that Safari and Chrome both use the Webkit engine, yet are produced by two different companies (Apple and Google). Since it is ...
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At what visitor share do you stop supporting a given browser?

I'm lead dev for a large website which has a higher than average percentage of IE6 users - about 4.4% of our audience. Our new version is going to make use of progressive enhancement - including ...
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With the following settings shown here, will there be any caching in Firefox?

browser.cache.disk.enable = false browser.cache.memory.enable = false network.http.use-cache = true With the following settings above, will there be any caching in FF? Does the disk.enable and ...
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Why does IE still save and update files in the temp folder when caching is off?

In IE I changed the cache setting to "Every time I visit the web page" However, I noticed in the directory \Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files that the files are still being stored in here ...
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How to find the exact font used by the browser

I have used the CSS style sheet as font-family:arial,helvicta,sans-serif. When I checked it in browser, I don't know which font it is using from the font-family. I want to know the exact font used ...
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Google Analytics shows 0 Visits?

I checked Analytics yesterday for pageviews, and had several hundred of them (for yesterday). Not today when I check "Yesterdays" stats (which yesterday showed several hundreds), it shows 0...? How ...
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Can I expect browsers to cache static content served over SSL encryption?

With all the talk about FireSheep I am thinking of switching my web applications to use full https accross the entire site. However, I am concerned about caching. I use a lot of JavaScript, CSS files, ...
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Keep Iphone browser from turning numbers into links

I'm writing a very simple page that is supposed to be viewed on mobile devices. While viewing it in the iphone simulator I noticed that the iphone browser automatically turns any number string into a ...
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How do you save/export changes made in Firebug?

Using Firebug to edit CSS, how do I save/export changes made to the CSS? TOOLS: Firefox, Firebug MAJOR UPDATE: If you know of a way to lock the forward/back/refresh on a FireFox tab, please let me ...
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What is the best size to use to display full screen size of an application screenshot?

I want to maximize the size of the screenshot and avoid scroll bar or overflow for the maximum too. What size do you recommend ? I'm using lightbox.
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Updating browser window title with Javascript [closed]

Can I target the window title with Javascript and have it update based on certain events?
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Screen resolutions and browser canvas sizes

I've yet to find the ultimate resource that lists 'all' browsers and the actual visible canvas size (excludes browser chrome) for content. The closest was a table in the O'reilly book Web Design in a ...
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Firefox remembering telephone number as username

I have a registration page which includes all the standard fields e.g. phone no, email etc. The telephone and password are tab adjacent i.e. not physically adjacent but if you are tabbing it goes ...
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What browser is sending user agent beginning mozilla/5.0+, tramslates & into &

We've got a website which has been running for a few years now. One of our customers has just started having an intermittent problem. Looking at our iis6.0 logs the service works correctly when they ...
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In what browsers do you test your websites? [closed]

In what browsers do you test your websites?
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How can I simulate mobile device browsers to test websites on a desktop? [closed]

Are there any good tools that can be run on desktop machines (Windows or Linux) that can simulate a mobile device, preferably with some options as to screen size and mobile browser (user agent if not ...
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Should I tell visitors that their browser is out-of-date?

I have seen many sites like browser-update.org that provide small bits of JavaScript & CSS to implement in a page that inform a user through a yellow bar at the top of the page that their browser ...
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What is the best browser market share data source?

Browser market share is important to a webmaster, or at least it will be until IE6, 7 and 8 disappear (my guess is the year 2532, more or less). What is the most trustable, versatile and ultimately ...
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How can I see what my web site looks like in various browsers?

How can I see what my web site looks like in various browsers? Short of actually having every different browser version installed, is there any tool or service that can provide a preview?
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How to force browsers/ISPs to look for my new DNS?

I have changed the DNS for my domain. what code (or header) should I use in my old server to tell the visitor's browser or ISP that it should check for my new DNS and the current content is old? is ...
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How Wide-Spread is Browser Support of .PNG Graphics

We are deploying a web application and I am considering replacing some of the JPEG graphics with PNG. Has the use of PNG-aware browsers passed 95%?