General Notes

Browser as reimplementation of the command-line

 

IfBrowsersWereGuns

 

 

Some Browsers of Note

FireFox
Conkeror
Chrome
InternetExplorer
W3m

 

Wikipedia:Netscape_Navigator
Wikipedia:Lynx_%28web_browser%29

 

WorldWideWeb/Nexus

Wikipedia:WorldWideWeb

WorldWideWeb (later renamed to Nexus to avoid confusion between the software and the World Wide Web) was the first web browser and editor. When it was written, WorldWideWeb was the only way to view the Web.

Some more info @ http://info.cern.ch/

 

NCSA Mosaic

Wikipedia:Mosaic_
1997 release announcement

 

 

Lynx

http://lynx.browser.org/
Tim Krause’s tale

 

 

Emacs’ browser-url support a number of browsers

 

The documentation lists support for the following browsers:

 

Browser 
Mozilla 
Firefox 
Galeon   
Epiphany
Netscape
XMosaic/mMosaic <= 2.4   
XMosaic     2.5           
w3       
Any text browser
arbitrary MS-Windows browser       
Mac OS X browser         
GNOME interface to Mozilla
KDE konqueror (kfm)       
Elinks

 

 


;; This package provides functions which read a URL (Uniform Resource
;; Locator) from the minibuffer, defaulting to the URL around point,
;; and ask a World-Wide Web browser to load it.  It can also load the
;; URL associated with the current buffer.  Different browsers use
;; different methods of remote control so there is one function for
;; each supported browser.  If the chosen browser is not running, it
;; is started.  Currently there is support for the following browsers,
;; some of them probably now obsolete:

;; Function                           Browser     Earliest version
;; browse-url-mozilla                 Mozilla     Don't know
;; browse-url-firefox                 Firefox     Don't know (tried with 1.0.1)
;; browse-url-galeon                  Galeon      Don't know
;; browse-url-epiphany                Epiphany    Don't know
;; browse-url-netscape                Netscape    1.1b1
;; browse-url-mosaic                  XMosaic/mMosaic <= 2.4
;; browse-url-cci                     XMosaic     2.5
;; browse-url-w3                      w3          0
;; browse-url-w3-gnudoit              w3 remotely
;; browse-url-text-*                  Any text browser     0
;; browse-url-generic                 arbitrary
;; browse-url-default-windows-browser MS-Windows browser
;; browse-url-default-macosx-browser  Mac OS X browser
;; browse-url-gnome-moz               GNOME interface to Mozilla
;; browse-url-kde                     KDE konqueror (kfm)
;; browse-url-elinks                  Elinks      Don't know (tried with 0.12.GIT)

 

 

Death of the <blink> tag

http://www.jwz.org/blog/2013/08/a-light-has-gone-out-on-the-web/ and some juicy links

 

 

Meta

mmmmmaybe this page should just be called “Browser” since it’s in the “Web Development” namespace already?

 

 

 

Category tags

Programming web interface WebBrowser