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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How should the back button behave when a site is built with AJAX and JavaScript?

I have made several websites and web applications, and still not sure of what the behaviour of the browser's back button should be. In some cases where AJAX and JavaScript technology is used, hitting ...
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Can I omit the domain name for href in the HTML base tag?

Currently on my website, I use an HTML base tag to shorten URLs in anchor tags. All URLs on my site belong to one domain. For 100% compliance, I use an absolute URL. for example: <base ...
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.xyz domain no direct access when accessed from Address Bar in mobile

If I type my site address in my android browser, it simply will redirect to google, but if I do the same to .com domain, it will go directly to the website. Why's google not making a distinction ...
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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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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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When using a stacked font-family, what does the browser use when NONE of the specified fonts are present?

Simple HTML code example: <p>font family</p> Simple CSS code example: p { font-family: Arial, Helvettica, sans-serif; } Browser looks for Arial Arial is not present then it ...
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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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Why some links load in different Facebook browsers on iOS? (Blue vs black header)

So, I've noticed while browsing facebook that some most links that I click on open in the usual Facebook browser, with the blue header, address bar, and footer. But then every once in a while I come ...
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What client on webpagetest.org is equivalent to googlebot client?

I made various speed tests to my website via webpagetest.org and I used a mobile network in California (which I believe is the closest one to google) to measure the speed of my site. It reports the ...
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Moving website from https to http without requiring visitors to clear their cache

For the last few years I have had a website that has had an SSL certificate because we were operating an online store. As a result, visitors arriving at our website were always taken to ...
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Prevent 301 redirect in browser to enable developer access to a website

We have 301 redirect set from domain A to domain B. Domain A contains a working site. Is there a way to disable 301 redirect in a browser so that when we come to domain A, we (the ...
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XSRF Error when link is opened via an <a> tag with target attribute set to “_blank”

I've run into a peculiar bug that I have not faced before. I can provide any details that are needed but I'll try to be as generic as possible. We have a intranet portal that links off to other ...
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Why don't all browser support the same audio/video formats?

When we're working with videos, we have to provide WebM, Ogv, and Mp4. When we're working with audio, we have to provide ACC and Ogg (or some other combination, I am not familiar on best practice for ...
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Best Browser + OS & Device combos for testing a webapp [closed]

I'm working with my team on developing a web app, and our users are expected to come from across browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc) / OSs (Windows, Mac, Linux) / devices (Mobile, Tabs, Desktops). We are ...
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How to solve error: Missing return tags hreflang in multilanguage website

I have a multilanguage website, which has the following properties: It does not have a .com/ page, it always usex suffixes for every language, i.e. example.com/es, example.com/en, etc. I have ...
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Prevent form resubmit after Browser Back button click

In the early days of the web it was a problem that clicking the browser's Back button after clicking Submit could cause the form to be resubmitted so one might, for instance, end up with a double ...
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Implementing Google Analytics via Tag Manager - does it effect Google Analytics opt out browser plugin?

Im about to add Google Analytics to a new site, im going to do this via the Tag Manager, If i implement Google Analytics via the Tag manager as opposed to the Google Analytics tracking code, will ...
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When do browsers clear cache and how can I make more use of 304 responses?

I have a website with some some content which changes frequently. I would like to benefit from good caching when this doesn't change (so would ideally use a longer Cache-Control header), but would ...
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Is posting a small upgrade your browser message even enough?

For those of you who read an earlier post of mine, you'll understand that my site has adsense ads and no ads load in IE 7. In fact, I tested another website that uses ads in the same browser and even ...
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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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Avoid caching by creating photo names that contain unique identifiers?

If you are building a website that will display photos to users of the site, is it important to always give each photo a unique name? For example, instead of naming a photo file using an index number ...
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Reliable browser statistics

I got curious as to how many are still using old browsers. From google I pulled up this: https://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=2&qpcustomd=0 which says that a total of ...
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Why don't browsers have jQuery installed?

I'm using jQuery on several of my websites and although I use a CDN to serve it, it just doesn't make sense for visitor to download jQuery each time. jQuery must be the world's most widely used ...
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Is trailing slash automagically added on click of home page URL in browser?

I am asking this because whenever I hover over a link to a home page (e.g. http://www.example.com), I notice that a trailing slash is always added (as observed on the status bar of the browser) ...
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Why does the internet think Microsoft Edge is Google Chrome?

I am currently using Microsoft Edge. Edge is the new Internet Browser from Microsoft. I tried running a Unity3D Program in Edge, and it gave me the error that it was not available in Chrome: Then ...
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After change to new software stack, Chinese pages require setting encoding in browser

We changed to a new server with a completely upgraded software stack, including apache 2.4 and php 5.6.9. We have a page in Simplified Chinese. On our old server (apache 2.2, php 5.3.5), the pages ...
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Browsers and number of languages

I'm looking for an interesting metric regarding browsers and languages. I'm looking for, broken down by country, the average number of languages a user's browser has loaded. So, for example, in ...
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Does Spartan/Edge from Windows 10 use the same rendering engine with IE11?

I decided to test the website I'm working on now in older versions of IE (such as IE 6, 7, 8) using the IE Developer Tools aka F12. When I opened the Emulation tab in the Dev Tools dialog to set the ...
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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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Opening a link in Microsoft Word is treated differently than other programs [closed]

This is weird, but opening a link from a word document is treated differently than if I were to copy and paste the link into a web browser, or if I open it from another program such as Notepad++. I ...
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Image max-age / cache-control not being set

In order to speed up my site Telium I created the .htaccess below. I have a lot of large images on my site so I want browsers to cache as much as possible. However, when I browse to my web site ...
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How to tell the Browser the character encoding of a HTML website regardless of Server Content-Type Header?

I have a HTML page that correctly (the encoding of the physical on disk matches it) announces it's Content-Type: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> ...
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Earliest browsers that support if-modified-since or if-none-match headers

Based on my observations, google and probably many others are in love with websites that include the Etag and Last-modified headers along with the if-modified-since and if-none-match header checking ...
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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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Is it possible to stop Chrome and other browsers from pre-fetching/rendering my site?

I know you can guide Chrome to prefetch links you think users are likely to click on your site, but can you also do the inverse? Can you tell Chrome (or really any browser) not to prefetch and ...
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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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Pages that never finish loading: How to diagnose

Users occasionally complain, and we probably all occasionally see, a web page that never finishes loading. In Google Chrome the spinning circle will run forever, each browser has it's own version. ...
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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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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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Should you prompt users to update old browsers?

Is it good practice to prompt users to update their out-of-date browser (older than IE9)? I know that we should develop sites which work with older versions of browsers, but is the extra effort worth ...
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Browser Language Preference Statistics by Country

I'm wondering which languages are most popular with internet users in countries around the world. My initial research found browser usage statistics by country, but nothing about proportional ...
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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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How should the maximum concurrent connections from a single IP address be calculated?

I am trying to implement a limit on the maximum number of concurrent connections a server can accept from a single IP address for DOS protection. I understand that HTTP/1.1 stipulates a maximum of two ...
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Browser showing page source only partially. Is there a way to get that source in full anyway?

Ranker.com has pages having button 'load more' at the bottom. Clicking on it adds new content to the page. However, when I select 'Show source' in my browser context-menu, no new content is there. I ...
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What browser is the “Apache-HttpClient/UNAVAILABLE (java 1.4)” user agent?

Some of my users are logging in with this browser: Apache-HttpClient/UNAVAILABLE (java 1.4). What browser is this?
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How to force browser to download all static files every time?

Is it possible to force browser to not using cache and download all files (html/js/css) every time? I am looking for a server side solution.
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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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Site has propagated on all browsers except Chrome?

I've switched a sites nameservers to a new host with a new site. This has worked fine on FireFox and Safari but Chrome still shows the old site. Obviously I have cleared the cache but the problem ...
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How do I check my website on this iPhone web browser when I don't have an iPhone?

Someone has sent me a screenshot of a website I'm coding. I'm not a fan of iPhone so I have no idea which browser it is. Here is the screenshot, so please let me know which browser is this and how to ...
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How do you add scroll bars when window's width is reduced [closed]

I have completed a login webpage, which gets distorted when the browser is narrow. I added min-width property to my body tag, but this does not help. How can I keep all the contents fixed when the ...