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How to detect if a browser has English spellcheck enabled?

I'm building a language learning app and there are some input fields (using CKEditor 5) where users can input English text. CKEditor 5 has spellcheck plugins, but I am trying to keep my website as ...
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Should I use 302 redirect when user's browser is out of date?

I want to show the following popup if the user browser is outdated: I check the client browser and return a 302 redirect to MySite/ErrorPages/OutdatedBrowser page if their browser is too old. I am ...
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AMP page on an unsupported desktop browser?

I am implementing AMP for landing pages on my website. From a related question on StackExchange, I learned that the latest 2 versions of major browsers support AMP even on desktops. In that case, if I ...
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Does redirecting the client using the PHP header function always work in client's modern browsers?

I want to redirect users back to login page if they wrote the wrong password. I usually use header(location: "login.php?msg=wrong password"); when they type the wrong password or something. Does this ...
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GDPR & Outdated Browsers

So as a web developer we are always asked to support the old browsers for the potential that someone may fire up a decade old computer and visit our sites. However with GDPR now in place I wonder if ...
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Does Opera Mini extreme mode behave depending on domain? [closed]

Some websites like https://google.com are supported by Opera Mini extreme mode. I mean Opera Mini is a data saving browser. But, they don't save data in that website. I've asked this type of question ...
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How many concurrent HTTP connections from a single tab do modern browsers support?

I'm trying to figure out how many concurrent HTTP connections from a single tab modern browsers support. I've found old sources saying 10 for Chrome and 17 for Firefox I'm confused by this because ...
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I need to build a website working with old browsers - SSL, non-SSL and SEO - How to have both versions

I have to build a website which should be accesible from newer browsers and from older browsers (IE5+!!!). And also, the website needs to have good SEO, and match the latest Google ranking rules. The ...
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Why doesn't Edge/16.17025 send referrers?

Does anyone know why Edge/16.17025 wouldn't send referrers? Are there any registry keys or options to control this? There are meta tags on the page that have Referrer-Policy set to unsafe-url and ...
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OpenType Variable Fonts: Supported Browsers

Variable fonts have been on the drawing board for sometime and Google just released Chrome 62 with support for these new fonts and looks fairly simple to use, e.g: font-variation-settings: 'wght' ...
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An alternate way to access adsense

I haven't accessed adsense in a long time until just now. I was able to login however I could not see my earnings, nor do anything to my account. I tested it in opera 11.64 and received this error ...
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How to decide which browsers to support?

I have to make recommendations to a team of engineers about which (IE) browsers to support and which to drop. Analytics shows that over one year, IE6 is used in 0.0004% of unique pageviews (2/247K) ...
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Accept-Encoding: lzf - Browser compatibility list?

Per the title, I'm looking for a browser capability list for Accept-Encoding: lzf - I'd like to use lzf encoding but I'm not which browsers support it and couldn't find a list. Thanks in advance
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What would cause broken <input> elements that don't show text in this template? [closed]

I'm building a web page by modifying this template: http://webthemez.com/preview/?doctor-free-responsive-website-template/ At the bottom, in the Contact area, there are two <input>s and one <...
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Check browser compatibility of SSL

I wanted to add SSL to my domain and as EV SSL is very expensive I'm going to go with DV SSL. because I just what to enable encrypted logins. Different companies offer different prices even free and ...
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What do I need to do to make my site compatible with Safari's iCloud Keychain so that it saves passwords?

I've noticed that a vendor's web application triggers Safari's "suggested password" feature at "create password" forms, but does not actually save this password when the form is submitted. That is, ...
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Detecting Browser Features, displaying upgrade advice and not bothering google

I have a website that is pretty demanding in regards to required browser features. Currently, the site does not indicate this in any way to visitors when they access it with an old browser. I want to ...
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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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When updating to HTML5, will adding <!doctype html>, <article>, and microdata result in rendering problems in older browsers?

When updating our website from XHTML to HTML5, will changing the following things result in rendering problems for our site in older browsers like Internet Explorer 8: Specify <!doctype html>. (...
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Can changing websites from XHTML 1.0 to HTML5 affect rendering in older browsers like Internet Explorer 8?

We are considering the pros and cons of switching from XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML5 for our website (for instance, to enhance our SERP positions by using microdata and new specific HTML5 tags for ...
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Is it acceptable to use conditional comments to block IE rather than UA sniffing?

I just can't see a way to support IE8 and below. Having said that, I don't want to sniff the user agent because it's bad practice and feature detection is a better alternative. Would it be acceptable ...
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How to handle browser-compatibility check for your website

Whenever I redesign a website, I spend a lot of time manually checking whether the new website is still supported on all major browsers by opening the website on the corresponding browser. What is a ...
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Documenting browser support

Are there any good articles or standards for documenting browser support for a web application? We test in IE 7+ and develop in IE 9/10+, as well as chrome, and would like to come up some good legal ...
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Is it a good idea to use Normalize.CSS in every website?

For tablet and other mobile devices, new browsers are popping out like mushrooms, and it's practically becoming very difficult to test the rendering of every website we design on all such browsers. Is ...
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Favicon Compatible Resolutions and File Size for various Devices

With the many uses for favicons nowadays (new tab page, bookmarks, url bar, IE pin to taskbar etc,) what sizes should I be including in my favicon.ico file? I'm using Converticon and thought the ...
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How to browse the subpages of a homepage that does not load

Apparently the homepage of this website http://www.spe.gov.al/ loads a blank page. Is there a way to browse its subpages?
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What are some good pages to redirect users to if they are using an old browser?

Such as this one: http://www.webstandards.org/upgrade except it's just awful and is way out of date (use Netscape 7? really?) I am going to require IE9+ and the latest versions of the rest of the ...
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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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Are filename extensions required on served images?

If the image I'm serving has the proper HTTP Content-Type is it also required that I have the image filename extension (JPG/PNG/GIF)? Or can I just include the image in the page without?
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jQuery/AJAX on old Computers/Browsers

I am working on a plattform that will have a lot of users in the so called "developing countries". So many of them will be using old computers and old browsers in tiny internet cafes. We want to make ...
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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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Browser vesions I should consider when testing compatibility (besides IE)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In what browsers do you test your websites? I'm in the process of setting up 3 windows xp virtual machines for IE6, 7 and 8. Have ie9 on my win7 host machine. Which versions ...
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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 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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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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Is text in SVG selectable/copyable in browsers?

More and more browsers support SVG. Is the text in SVG selectable / copy'able?
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Web safe area (optimal resolution) for web app design?

I'm in the process of designing a new web app and I'm wondering for what 'web safe area' should I optimize the app layout and design. By web safe area I mean the actual area available to display the ...
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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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Is there any reason why a GIF image would show in FF/Chrome and not IE?

I've been asked to investigate why the images on a particular site cannot be viewed in IE (6/7 and 8, multiple machines) but is visible in all other browsers. I've verified that it has nothing to do ...
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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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Should I bother supporting IE6?

IE6 is deprecated and Microsoft is bent on killing it. However, I know that a lot of people still use it. Should I continue to support it anyway?