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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Terminology: what is the correct term to refer to a *particular* browser, OS and device combination?

We all do "browser testing" on a variety of web browsers, operating systems and devices. But what is the correct term to refer to a particular browser, OS and device combination? Or, to put it ...
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advantages and disadvantages of base64 image strings

I discovered that you can covert images into base64 strings and use those string within img tags and css like this: <img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAhEUgAAA ... FTkSuQmCC" /> ...
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Save web page results in blank page

I tried to save my webpage "save as Webpage, HTML only" generated by php file. But when I save it and open it, it is blank. When I save it as "complete" then it is fine. Page is pure html/css after ...
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Do browsers recognize the same files served by different subdomains?

I have my website assets stored on Amazon S3 and served by CloudFront, from a separate domain name, to act as a cookie-less domain (so website.com for the website and websitestatic.com for static ...
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What is the default Web browser on Android?

What is the default Web browser on Android devices? Are there weird Web browser set by default that I should be aware of (to test my mobile Website on it)?
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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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Shifting from no-www to www and browsers' password storage

I created a website having user-registration system and invited my friend to join it. I gave him the link of no-www version: http://mydomain.com but now after reading this and this, I want to shift to ...
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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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Image appears differently in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome

This is a screenshot of the same image file on my website (viewing the image itself), in Firefox on the left, Safari in the middle and Chrome on the right. It appears as if Chrome has a more blue ...
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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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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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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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What does it mean when a User-Agent has another User-Agent inside it?

Basically, sometimes the user-agent will have its normal user-agent displayed, then at the end it will have the "User-Agent: " tag displayed, and right after it another user-agent is shown. Sometimes, ...
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How to open the JavaScript console in different browsers?

Updated on October 7th 2012 Chrome: Press either CTRL + SHIFT + J to open the "Console" tab of the Developer Tools. Alternative method: Press either CTRL + SHIFT + I or F12 to open the ...
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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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Disabling HTML5 rendering in Chrome

I want to test fallback if a browser isn't HTML5 ready. Is there an easy way to disable HTML rendering in Chrome?
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Which is more supported by web clients (browsers): SAN (Subject Alternative Name) or Wildcard SSL Certificates?

Which are more widely supported by browser clients, wildcard or SAN certificates? I need to decide between using a SAN cert or a wildcard cert. Client/browser compatibility is my biggest concern.
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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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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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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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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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Using same Google Adsense units for web and mobile versions [duplicate]

I'm redesigning a website. This time it will be responsive, so that the same pages that are loaded into a desktop browser will be loaded in mobile browsers as well. The question is: can I use the ...
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Analyzing a specific style of element in browser

I want to watch a specific style of element. For example, I want to analyze background-color of a element. I want to know which the color of it comes from, for instance, a class, a id, or parent ...
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Bounce rate nearly 100% in Safari AND Firefox? [closed]

Our website has a bounce rate of nearly 100% in both Firefox and Safari, and around ~40% in all other browsers. The bounces span all versions of each browser and both operating systems. I cannot ...
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Browsers treat vertical tab characters in input type=text differently. Is one of them correct?

In developing some server side validation I discovered that (the latest Windows versions as of this writing of) Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer handle vertical tab characters differently in ...
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How to compel the browser to get the webpages from a server not from a local cache even if a particular page is frequently requested?

I have been testing a web site but every time I complain to the web developer that I am not able to see on the website which you have recently corrected,he told me that I am seeing that content from ...
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Browser compatibility issues [duplicate]

I am fairly new to website design. I am currently coding a new site. I have a local server setup (localhost) using Apache and testing using Firefox Ver 21 and IE Ver 9. I am getting display ...
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After changing DNS a domain shows differently on different browser?

I have changed the nameserver's of one of my domains but I found a problem that within Firefox these changes have not updated as expected, however this problem does not occur in other browsers such as ...
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URL requests with [object] in place of parameter values

We're seeing requests to our server with the literal [object] replacing the values where parameters should be. For example: http://example.com/users/[object]. I've found some suggestions that it ...
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How to determine the sequence of ordering certificates by browser?

I did a Mutual Certificate Authentication implementation with OpenSSL and Apache Web Server on CentOS platform. To simple explanation see this diagram: ---------- | ...
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How to make client side and server side communicate? [closed]

I have apache installed, and I would like (using php/and or javascript, html) to do the following but I do not know how. To send my client to the server a value x The server to increase x by one and ...
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Is Opera Version 12.15 using WebKit or Presto for its rendering engine?

I cannot tell from the Opera Desktop team blog or from the Presto Wikipedia page if Opera 12.15 is utilizing the WebKit or Presto rendering engine. The phrasing from Wikipedia can be interpreted ...
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Is it necessary to browser QA different versions of non-IE Browsers?

For example, is there a chance that Chrome 25 will render an element differently than Chrome 26? If the answer is "no", a link to a resource that explains why there are no differences in redering ...
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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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Is there a non-Safari Apple Web browser for the Ipad / iPhone / iPod?

I know Safari is the default Web browser on the current iPad / iPhone / iPod. But was there a non-Safari official Apple made Web browser for these platforms in the past? If so what are they and when ...
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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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Ad network to target a specific browser only

I'm looking for an ad network which allows me to target only users with a specific browser. I want to advertise my online app which only works in one of the major 3 browsers. I've looked at some of ...
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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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Images on a subdomain, hosted on the same server — will simultaneous downloads increase? (CDN)

Browsers only allow you to download a limited number of concurrent files from the same domain. Would a subdomain for images (basically as a content delivery network) on the same web hosting server ...
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Which browsers send “Expect: 100-Continue” request header? [closed]

I just want to make sure which browsers send the Expect: 100-Continue header? So that until the server responds with a 100 Continue HTTP status, no data should be sent.
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Visitors have old website cached in their browsers

My client's new website is example.com, the old website is example.co.uk. I've re-pointed the A Records to the new website (so as to leave the emails alone) and put in 301 redirects from old pages to ...
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What browser is sending user agent beginning mozilla/5.0+, tramslates & into &amp;

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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How can I block site visitors using legacy browsers

I want my site to block access to visitors that are using outdated browsers such as IE6 and IE7 etc. I am looking for a script that I can use to block certain browsers accessing my site
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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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http keep-alive with multiple A/AAAA records

I'm trying to estimate the performance impact of publishing several IP-addresses for a given web-site hostname. Do browsers choose addresses in a random order? Do they use the same address for all ...
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Browsers specifically for web development

What are some browser "distributions" (a la linux distributions) that are pre-configured for web development? I'm thinking for example of an OSX app I can download that contains Firefox already ...
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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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Force fresh content, not from the browser cache

I used the following code in the htaccess to put my site under maintenance and show the visitors maintenance.html. Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ...
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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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How can I simulate mobile device browsers to test websites on a desktop?

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 ...