Comparison of web browsers

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of web browsers. Please see the individual products' articles for further information.

File:Web browser usage share.svg
The usage share of web browsers.
Source: Median values from summary table.      Internet Explorer (58.69%; Usage by version number)      Mozilla Firefox (28.04%; Usage by version number)      Google Chrome (5.63%)      Safari (4.97%)      Opera (2.05%)      Other (1.32%)

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Web browser history

Web browsers by year

Template:Web browsers by year

Historical web browsers

This table focuses on OS and browsers of the 1990s and turn of the century. The year listed for a version is usually the year of the first official release, with an end year being end of development, project change, or relevant termination. Releases of OS and browser from the early 1990s to before 2001-2002 time frame are the current focus.

Many early browsers can be made to run on later OS (and later browsers on early OS in some cases); however, most of these situations are avoided in the table. Terms are defined below.

Browser Years MS 2000/XP/Windows Vista(Major Browsers) 98/Me NT 95 3.1 IBM OS/2 Mac OS X
(Intel/PPC)
Mac OS 9 Mac OS 8 System 7
(PPC/68k)
Linux BSD Unix
(HP-UX,
Solaris)
Other
Years (OS) - 2000/2001 1998 1993 1995 1992 1988 2001 1999 1997 1991 '94(1.0)/'91 1993 (1990s) -
AWeb 1996-Now No No No No No No No No No No No No No AmigaOS
MorphOS
Template:Rh2 | Cello 1993-1994 No No No No Template:Terminated (1.01a) No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla 2003-2005 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No
Template:Rh2 | Flock (1.x and 2.x) 2007 - Now Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Included No No Template:Unk
Template:Rh2 | IBM Web Explorer 1994 No No No No Template:Unk Template:Terminated (1.1h) No No No No No No No No
ICab 1998-Now No No No No No No Yes (4.25) Dropped (3.03) Dropped (2.9.9) Dropped (2.9.9) No No No No
Template:Rh2 | IE 7.0 2006- 2009 Yes (Win 2000 dropped), Vista included No No No No No No No No No No No No Windows Server 2008 included, Windows Server 2003
Template:Rh2 | IE 6.0
(Trident)
2001- 2006 Template:Terminated (6.0 SP2) Included Dropped (6.0 SP1) Dropped (6.0 SP1) No No No No No No No No No No Included Windows Server 2003
Template:Rh2 | IE 5.0
IE 4.0
1998-2000
1997-1998
Included Included Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Dropped * (5.01 SP1) Template:Unk Dropped * (5.01 SP1) No
Template:Rh2 | IE 3.0 1996-1997 Yes Yes Yes Included Yes Template:Unk No Yes Included Yes Yes * Template:Unk Yes * No
Template:Rh2 | IE 2.0
IE 1.0
1995 Yes Yes Included (2.0) Yes Yes No No Template:Unk Template:Unk Beta (2.0) No No No No
Template:Rh2 | IE Mac
(IE5, Tasman)
1996-2003 No No No No No No Template:Terminated (5.2.3) Dropped (5.1.7) Dropped (5.1.7) No No No No No
Konqueror 1996-Now Yes No No No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Template:Rh2 | MacWeb 1994-1996 No No No No No No No No Template:Unk Template:Terminated (2.0) No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic 1993-1997 Template:Terminated (3.0) Template:Unk Template:Terminated Template:Terminated Template:Terminated Template:Terminated No Template:Terminated (3.0) Template:Terminated Template:Terminated Dropped (2.6) Dropped (2.6) Dropped (2.6) Template:Terminated
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla
(restarted SeaMonkey)
2002-2006 Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Dropped Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Dropped (1.2.1) Dropped (1.0.1) No Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 2008 Template:Terminated Template:Terminated No No No No Template:Terminated
(Mac OS X v10.2)
No No No Template:Terminated
(kernel 2.2.14)
No No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser 2004-2007 Template:Terminated Template:Terminated Template:Terminated Template:Terminated No No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape 7
Netscape 6
2000-2004 Template:Terminated (7.2) Template:Terminated (7.2) Template:Terminated (7.2) Template:Terminated (7.2) No No Template:Terminated (7.2) Dropped (7.02) Dropped (7.02) Template:Unk Template:Terminated (7.2) Template:Terminated (7.2) Template:Terminated (7.2) No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Communicator 1997-2002 Template:Terminated (4.8) Template:Terminated (4.8) Template:Terminated (4.8) Template:Terminated Template:Terminated (4.08) Template:Terminated No Template:Terminated (4.80) Template:Terminated (4.80) Template:Terminated (4.08) Template:Terminated (4.77) Template:Terminated Template:Terminated (4.77) No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 1994-1998 Template:Terminated (4.08) Template:Terminated (4.08) Template:Terminated Template:Terminated Template:Terminated (4.08) Template:Terminated No Template:Terminated (4.08) Dropped Dropped 3.0.4 Template:Terminated (4.08) Template:Terminated (4.08) Template:Terminated (4.08) Template:Terminated
OmniWeb 1995-Now No No No No No No Yes Dropped (4.0) Dropped Dropped No No No NEXTSTEP
Opera 1996-Now Yes Yes Yes Yes Dropped (3.62) Dropped (5.12) Yes Dropped (7.54u2) Dropped (6.03) Template:Unk Yes Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 |ViolaWWW 1992 Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Template:Unk Yes Template:Terminated
Template:Rh2 |WorldWideWeb 1991 No No No No No No No No No No No No No Template:Terminated
Browser Years MS 2000/XP 98/Me NT 95 3.1 IBM OS/2 Mac OS X
(Intel/PPC)
Mac OS 9 Mac OS 8 System 7
(PPC/68k)
Linux BSD Unix
(HP-UX,
Solaris)
Other
[1][2]

General information

Basic general information about the browsers: creator/company, license/price etc.

Browser Creator Cost (USD) Open Source? Software license Current layout engine
Amaya W3C, INRIA Free Yes W3C Amaya
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer America Online, Inc Free No Trident
Arora Benjamin C. Meyer Free Yes GPL WebKit
Avant Avant Force Free No Trident
Camino The Camino Project Free Yes MPL, MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license Gecko
Chromium Google Free Yes BSD WebKit
Dillo Jorge Arellano Cid, Geerken, Rota, et al. Free Yes GPL Dillo
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla CiTEC Free for non-commercial use Partial proprietary software Gecko
ELinks Baudis, Fonseca, et al. Free Yes GPL built-in, based on Links
Epiphany GNOME Free Yes GPL Gecko (dropped), WebKit
Flock Flock Inc Free Yes GPL (some portions GPL/LGPL/MPL tri-license like Mozilla) Gecko
Template:Rh2 | Galeon Marco Pesenti Gritti Free Yes GPL Gecko
Google Chrome Google Free Yes Template:Refun Google Chrome Terms of Service (Google Chrome executable),
BSD (source code and Chromium executable)
WebKit
GNU IceCat GNU Free Yes GPL,MPL/LGPL tri-license Gecko
iCab Alexander Clauss Free,
$29 (Pro)
No WebKit (Version 4+), iCab (Version 1-3)
Internet Explorer Microsoft,
Spyglass
requires a valid Windows license[3] No Trident
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac (Terminated) Microsoft Free No Tasman
K-Meleon Dorian, KKO, et al. Free Yes GPL Gecko
Konqueror KDE Free Yes GPL KHTML
Links Patocka, et al. Free Yes GPL built-in
Lynx Montulli, Grobe, Rezac, et al. Free Yes GPL built-in
Maxthon Maxthon International Limited Free No Trident
Midori Christian Dywan, et al. Free Yes LGPL WebKit
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina, NCSA Free for non-commercial use No built-in
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Mozilla Foundation Free Yes MPL, MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license Gecko
Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Foundation Free Yes MPL, MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license Gecko
Template:Rh2 | Netscape (v.6-7) Template:Refun Netscape Communications Corporation, AOL Free No  ???, MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license Gecko
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser (v.8) Template:Refun Mercurial Communications for AOL Free No  ???, MPL, GPL/LGPL tri-license Gecko, Trident
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Communicator (v.4) Template:Refun Netscape Communications Free No Mosaic
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator (v.1-4) Template:Refun Netscape Communications Free No Mosaic
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Template:Refun Netscape Communications
(division of AOL)
Free No  ???, MPL, GPL/LGPL tri-license Gecko
NetSurf The NetSurf Developers Free Yes GPL NetSurf built-in
OmniWeb The Omni Group Free No Proprietary (browser), LGPL (WebKit) WebKit (Version 4.5+), OmniWeb (Version 1-4)
Opera Opera Software Free No Presto
Opera Mobile Opera Software Free No Presto
Origyn Web Browser Sand-labs Free Yes BSD License WebKit
Safari Apple Inc. Free Partial Proprietary. Engine under GNU LGPL WebKit
SeaMonkey SeaMonkey Council Free Yes MPL, MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license Gecko
Shiira Happy Macintosh Developing Team Free Yes BSD WebKit
Sleipnir Fenrir Inc. Free No Trident, Gecko
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb (Later renamed Nexus) Tim Berners-Lee Free Yes Public domain NeXTSTEP built-in
w3m Akinori Ito Free Yes MIT License ?
Browser Creator Cost (USD) open source Software license Current layout engine
  • ^  There are five different products which all carry the name Netscape: Netscape versions 1 to 4, properly called Netscape Navigator, was a browser based on the original Netscape engine. Netscape 4 also was available as an Internet suite, properly called Netscape Communicator. Netscape 6 and 7 was a new Internet suite based on the Gecko engine and the Mozilla Application Suite user interface. Netscape 8, properly called Netscape Browser, was a distinct browser based on Firefox that could use either the Gecko (Firefox) or Trident (Internet Explorer) engine. Netscape resumed use of the Navigator name from Netscape Navigator 9.0 beta 1. See Netscape for more info.
  • ^  According to the Google-published comic[4] and other sources[5], Google Chrome is fully open source. However, there are parts of the program that have no source code available, including RLZ.dll[6]. However, Chromium, the development project behind Chrome, can be compiled and used as-is without non-free components [7] (also see SRWare Iron).

Release history

A brief overview of the release history.

Browser First public release First stable release Latest stable release version date Latest testing release version date
Date Version Date Version
Amaya 01996-11-14 Template:Dts/lkno 0.9 01996-11-14 Template:Dts/lkno 0.9 Template:Latest stable software release/Amaya Template:Latest preview software release/Amaya
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer 02005-06 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 02005-06 Template:Dts/lkno 1.1 Template:Latest stable software release/AOL Explorer Template:Latest preview software release/AOL Explorer
Avant 02004-08 Template:Dts/lkno ? 02004-08 Template:Dts/lkno ? Template:Latest stable software release/Avant Template:Latest preview software release/Avant
Camino 02002-02-13 Template:Dts/lkno 0.1 02006-02-14 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Camino Template:Latest preview software release/Camino
Chromium 02009-06 Template:Dts/lkno  ? NA NA Template:Latest stable software release/Chromium (web browser) Template:Latest preview software release/Chromium (web browser)
Dillo 01999-12 Template:Dts/lkno 0.0.0 01999-12 Template:Dts/lkno 0.0.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Dillo Template:Latest preview software release/Dillo
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla 02003-05 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 02005-07 Template:Dts/lkno 2.7pre1 Template:Latest stable software release/DocZilla Template:Latest preview software release/DocZilla
ELinks 02001-12 Template:Dts/lkno ? 02001-12 Template:Dts/lkno ? Template:Latest stable software release/ELinks Template:Latest preview software release/ELinks
Epiphany 02002-12-22 Template:Dts/lkno 0.4 02003-09-08 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Epiphany Template:Latest preview software release/Epiphany
Flock 02005-10-24 Template:Dts/lkno 0.4.9 02007-11-02 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Flock Template:Latest preview software release/Flock
Template:Rh2 | Galeon 02000-06 Template:Dts/lkno 0.6 02000-06 Template:Dts/lkno 0.6 Template:Latest stable software release/Galeon Template:Latest preview software release/Galeon
Google Chrome 02008-09-02 Template:Dts/lkno 0.2.149.27 02008-12-11 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0.154.36 4.0.249.78 (Windows browser), 4.0.295.0 (chrome frame)

 (January 25, 2010; 4 year(s) ago)

4.0.249.43 (Linux Beta)
4.0.249.49 (Mac Beta)
5.0.307.1 (Windows, Linux & Mac Dev channel)

 (January 29, 2010; 4 year(s) ago)

iCab 01999-02-17 Template:Dts/lkno Preview 1.0 01999-02-17 Template:Dts/lkno Preview 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/iCab Template:Latest preview software release/iCab
Internet Explorer 01995-08 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 01995-08 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Internet Explorer Template:Refun Template:Latest preview software release/Internet Explorer
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac 01996-01-23 Template:Dts/lkno 2.0b 01996-04-23 Template:Dts/lkno 2.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Internet Explorer for Mac Template:Latest preview software release/Internet Explorer for Mac
K-Meleon 02000-11-26 Template:Dts/lkno 0.2 02000-11-26 Template:Dts/lkno 0.2 Template:Latest stable software release/K-Meleon Template:Latest preview software release/K-Meleon
Konqueror 02000-10 Template:Dts/lkno ? 02000-10 Template:Dts/lkno ? Template:Latest stable software release/Konqueror Template:Latest preview software release/Konqueror
Links 01999-11-24 Template:Dts/lkno 0.8 01999-11-24 Template:Dts/lkno 0.8 Template:Latest stable software release/Links Template:Latest preview software release/Links
Lynx 01993-07-08 Template:Dts/lkno 2.0.10 01993-07-08 Template:Dts/lkno 2.0.10 Template:Latest stable software release/Lynx Template:Latest preview software release/Lynx
Maxthon 02002-07-11 Template:Dts/lkno 0.1 (as MyIE2) 02005-09-08 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0.0250 Template:Latest stable software release/Maxthon Template:Latest preview software release/Maxthon
Midori 02009-04-19 Template:Dts/lkno 0.1.6 02008-10-19 Template:Dts/lkno 0.1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Midori Template:Latest preview software release/Midori
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic 01993-04-22 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 01993-04-22 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Mosaic Template:Latest preview software release/Mosaic
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla 01998-12-07 Template:Dts/lkno "Preview" 01999-03-19 Template:Dts/lkno M3 Template:Latest stable software release/Mozilla Application Suite Template:Latest preview software release/Mozilla Application Suite
Mozilla Firefox 02002-09-23 Template:Dts/lkno 0.1 02004-11-09 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Mozilla Firefox Template:Latest preview software release/Mozilla Firefox
Template:Rh2 | Netscape 02000-04-05 Template:Dts/lkno 6 Preview Release 1 02000-11-14 Template:Dts/lkno 6.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Netscape Template:Latest preview software release/Netscape
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser 02004-11-30 Template:Dts/lkno 0.5.6+ 02005-05-19 Template:Dts/lkno 8.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Netscape Browser Template:Latest preview software release/Netscape Browser
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Communicator 01997-06 Template:Dts/lkno 4.0 01997-06 Template:Dts/lkno 4.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Netscape Communicator Template:Latest preview software release/Netscape Communicator
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 01994-10-13 Template:Dts/lkno 0.9 01994-10-13 Template:Dts/lkno 0.9 Template:Latest stable software release/Netscape Navigator Template:Latest preview software release/Netscape Navigator
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 02007-06-05 Template:Dts/lkno 9.0 Beta 1 02007-10-15 Template:Dts/lkno 9.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Netscape Navigator 9 Template:Latest preview software release/Netscape Navigator 9
NetSurf 02002-06 Template:Dts/lkno 0.00 02007-05-19 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/NetSurf Template:Latest preview software release/NetSurf
OmniWeb 01994 Template:Dts/lkno 0.5 01995-03-17 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/OmniWeb Template:Latest preview software release/OmniWeb
Opera 01996-09 Template:Dts/lkno 2.1b1 01996-12 Template:Dts/lkno 2.1 Template:Latest stable software release/Opera Template:Latest preview software release/Opera
Safari 02003-01-07 Template:Dts/lkno 0.8 02003-06-23 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/SafariTemplate:Refun Template:Latest preview software release/Safari
SeaMonkey 02005-09-15 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0a 02006-01-30 Template:Dts/lkno 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/SeaMonkey Template:Latest preview software release/SeaMonkey
Shiira 02004-05-28 Template:Dts/lkno 0.9 02004-05-28 Template:Dts/lkno 0.9 Template:Latest stable software release/Shiira Template:Latest preview software release/Shiira
Sleipnir 02005-06 Template:Dts/lkno 2.00 alpha 02005-10 Template:Dts/lkno 2.00 Template:Latest stable software release/Sleipnir (software) Template:Latest preview software release/Sleipnir (software)
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb 01990-12 Template:Dts/lkno ? 01991-02-26 Template:Dts/lkno ? Template:Latest stable software release/WorldWideWeb Template:Latest preview software release/WorldWideWeb
w3m 01995 Template:Dts/lkno ? ? ? Template:Latest stable software release/W3m Template:Latest preview software release/W3m
Browser Date Version Date Version Latest stable release version date Latest testing release version date
First public release First stable release

Operating system support

The operating systems the browsers have been compiled to run on without emulation; for the given browser/OS combination, there are seven possibilities:

  • No indicates that it does not exist or was never released.
  • Partial indicates that while the browser works, it lacks important functionality or is extremely unstable compared to versions for other OSs (that is to say it has roughly alpha or pre-alpha quality). It is still being developed however.
  • Beta indicates that while a version of the browser is fully functional and has been released, it is still in development (e.g. for stability).
  • Yes indicates that the browser has been officially released in a fully functional, stable version.
  • Dropped indicates that the latest stable version of the browser does not work on the operating system, although an older version is available that does. The number in parentheses is the last known stable version which was officially released for that OS.
  • Included indicates that the browser comes pre-packaged as part of or has been integrated into the operating system.

Please note that the list is not exhaustive, but rather reflects the most common OSs today (e.g. Netscape Navigator was also developed for OS/2 at a time when Mac OS X did not yet exist) but does not include the growing appliance segment (for example, the Opera web browser has gained a leading role for use in mobile phones, smartphones, the Nintendo DS and Wii, and Personal Digital Assistants, and is also used in Interactive televisions). Both the web browser and OS means most recent version, example: Windows 7 w/ Internet Explorer 8.

Browser Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Other Unices
Amaya Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Yes No No No No
Arora Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Avant Yes No No No No
Camino No Yes No No No
Dillo Partial Yes YesTemplate:Refun Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla Yes No Yes No No
ELinks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Epiphany No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flock Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Template:Rh2 | Galeon No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Google Chrome Yes Beta Beta No No
iCab No Yes No No No
Internet Explorer Included Dropped No No Dropped (5.0)Template:Refun
K-Meleon Yes No No No No
Konqueror Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
Links Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lynx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maxthon Yes No No No No
Midori Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes YesTemplate:Refun Yes Yes
NetSurf No No Yes Yes Yes
OmniWeb No Yes No No No
Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Safari Yes Included No No No
SeaMonkey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shiira No Yes No No No
Sleipnir Yes No No No No
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb (NEXTSTEP only) No No No No No
w3m Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Browser Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Other Unices

Browser features

Information about what common browser features are implemented natively (without third-party add-ons).

Browser Bookmark managing Download managing Password managing Template:Refun Form managing Spell checking Search engine toolbar Per-site security configuration Privacy mode Auto-updater
Amaya No No Yes No Yes No ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Yes No No Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Arora Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Avant Yes No Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes ? ? ?
Camino Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
Dillo Partial No No No No Partial ? ? No
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla Yes Yes Partial No No No Partial No No
ELinks Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ?
Epiphany Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? ? Yes
Flock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Template:Refun ? Yes
Template:Rh2 | Galeon Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? ? Yes
Google Chrome Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes
iCab Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Internet Explorer Yes No Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Partial Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac</sup> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
K-Meleon Yes No Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Konqueror Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Template:Refun
Links Yes Yes No No No No ? ? ?
Lynx Yes No No No No Template:Refun No ? ? ?
Maxthon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Midori Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic Yes No No No No No ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? No Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator Yes No No No No No ? No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes
NetSurf Yes Yes No No No No No No No
OmniWeb Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Template:Refun ? Yes
Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes 10.50 Yes
Safari Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SeaMonkey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Template:Refun ? Yes
Shiira Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Sleipnir Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Notification only
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb Yes No No No Yes No ? ? ?
w3m Yes No No No No No ? ? ?
Browser Bookmark managing Download managing Password managing Template:Refun Form managing Spell checking Search engine toolbar Per-site security configuration Privacy mode Auto-updater
  • ^  Spell checking can be added by installing an add-on like ieSpell.
  • ^  Lynx is able to edit text with an external editor, which can provide spell checking.
  • ^  Internet Explorer can handle per-site settings for cookies. Furthermore you can specify "trusted" and "untrusted" sites and assign pre-set rights to both categories.
  • ^  Internet Explorer 8 supports InPrivate Browsing.
  • ^  Mozilla based browsers like Firefox, SeaMonkey and Flock can handle per-site settings for cookies, pop-ups, add-on installs and images. For more settings, an add-on is needed — for example, NoScript.
  • ^  OmniWeb supports per-domain settings of options including support for disabling scripting, ad-blocking, java and cookies. These settings only work on top level domains.[8]
  • ^  For the download manager kdenetwork needs to be installed.
  • ^  Updates happen with the rest of KDE. On Linux, BSD, etc. this happens through the system package manager. On Windows, this happens through KDE's updater.
  • ^  On Linux and Windows, Spell checking requires GNU Aspell to be installed.
  • ^  Opera can auto-complete forms with your personal information and website usernames.
  • ^  Automatic updates are available in Opera 10.00 RC2.
  • ^  In many integrated password saving tools there are often leaks that make them unsafe.[9]
  • ^  Firefox 3.5 adds the Privacy mode. Older versions of Firefox can use the Stealther extension.

Accessibility features

Information about what common accessibility features are implemented natively (without third-party add-ons). Browsers that do not support pop-ups have no need for pop-up blocking abilities, so that field is marked as N/A.

Browser Tabbed browsing Pop-up blocking Template:Refun Incremental finding Ad filtering Page zooming Template:Refun Full-text history search
Amaya Yes Template:N/a No No Yes No
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Yes Yes No No Yes No
Arora Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Avant Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Camino Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dillo Yes Template:N/a No No No No
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla Yes Partial Yes No Partial Partial
ELinks Yes Template:N/a Yes Template:N/a Template:N/a No
Epiphany Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes
Flock Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Template:Rh2 | Galeon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Google Chrome Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes
iCab Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Internet Explorer Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun [10]
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac No No No No No No
K-Meleon Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Partial No
Konqueror Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Links No Yes Yes Yes No No
Lynx No Template:N/a No Template:N/a Template:N/a No
Maxthon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Midori Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic No Template:N/a No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes No [11]
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No No
NetSurf Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
OmniWeb Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes
Safari Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes No Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes (only Mac) Template:Refun
SeaMonkey Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No [12] No
Shiira Yes Yes No No Yes No
Sleipnir Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb No Template:N/a No No No No
w3m Yes Template:N/a Yes No No No
Browser Tabbed browsing Pop-up blocking Template:Refun Incremental finding Ad filtering Page zooming Template:Refun Full-text history search
  • ^  A more complete list of Pop-Up blockers and addons / programs are in the following article List of pop-up blocking software.
  • ^  Page zooming is different from text resizing, as it resizes not only characters, but also multimedia objects and web page layout
  • ^  Epiphany supports AdBlock as an official extension, in the epiphany-extensions package.
  • ^  Opera 9 introduced a content blocker for webpages. [1]. Earlier releases support wildcard protocol/domain/path and filetype blocking using a filter.ini [2] file. More advanced Ad filtering for Opera can also be done with external software [3].
  • ^  Ad filter support can be added by installing the extension Adblock Plus.
  • ^  Ad filter support can be added by installing the extension AdSweep.
  • ^  Does not allow selective blocking of pop-ups. Safari can only block all pop-ups, or none.
  • ^  Ad filter support can be added by installing extensions [4]
  • ^  IE6 had no tabbed browsing support.
  • ^  IE6 included pop-up blocking with Windows XP Service Pack 2 [5]
  • ^  Page zooming supported in the iPhone version of Safari. Screen zooming is built in to Mac OS X.
  • ^  For IE7, several extensions are available through the Windows Marketplace [6][dead link], including "Inline Search for Internet Explorer"[7][dead link]. This function is included in IE8 [8].
  • ^  IE8 supports incremental find.
  • ^  Full-text history search is available through Spotlight, a feature of the Mac OS X operating system.
  • ^  Full-text history search is available through a Windows Search iFilter [10]

Accessibility features (cont.)

Information about what common accessibility features are implemented natively (without third-party add-ons).

Browser Access keys Tabbing navigation Spatial navigation Caret navigation Mouse gesture Text-to-speech Voice control
Amaya Yes Yes ? Yes No No No
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Yes Yes No No No No No
Arora Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Avant Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Camino Yes Yes No Yes No Template:Refun No Template:Refun No
Dillo Yes No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla ? Yes No No No No No
ELinks Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes No No No
Epiphany Yes Yes No Yes No Template:Refun No No
Flock Yes Yes No Yes No Template:Refun No No
Template:Rh2 | Galeon ? Yes ? Disabled Yes No No
Google Chrome Yes Yes Yes No No ? ?
iCab Yes No No No No No Template:Refun No
Internet Explorer Yes Yes No Yes Template:Refun No Template:Refun Partial Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac Yes Yes No No No No No
K-Meleon Yes Yes No Disabled Yes No No
Konqueror Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No Template:Refun No
Links No No No Yes No No No
Lynx ? No No ? No No No
Maxthon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Midori Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No Template:Refun Yes
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes No Template:Refun No Template:Refun Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator ? ? No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes Yes No Yes No No No
NetSurf No Yes No No No No No
OmniWeb Yes Yes No No No Template:Refun Yes Yes
Opera Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes
Safari Yes Yes Yes No Yes (only Mac) Template:Refun Yes (only Mac) Template:Refun Yes (only Mac) Template:Refun
SeaMonkey Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Shiira ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Sleipnir Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb ? ? ? ? ? No No
w3m ? Yes Yes Yes No No No
Browser Access keys Tabbing navigation Spatial navigation Caret navigation Mouse gesture Text-to-speech Voice control
  • ^  On Mac systems, gestures are available systemwide via multitouch sensing on trackpads and mice.
  • ^  On Mac OS X, text-to speech and speech recognition are available systemwide and is available from menu in native Cocoa browsers.
  • ^  ELinks 0.12 supports spatial navigation.
  • ^  Epiphany supports mouse gestures as an official extension, in the epiphany-extensions package.
  • ^  Mouse gesture support is available system-wide in KDE
  • ^  Text-to speech support depends on the kttsd application in the kdeaccessibility package
  • ^  Mouse gesture support can be added by installing Easy Go Back add-on [9] or similar applications.
  • ^  Doug Turner, the Minimo lead developer, has introduced spatial navigation to some special Firefox builds [10]. It may build as a default part of Firefox [11].
  • ^  Mouse gesture support can be added by installing extensions like All-in-One Gestures (Firefox-only) [12] and Mouse Gestures [13].
  • ^  Firefox works with a number of screen readers such as JAWS [14][dead link] and Microsoft SAPI 5 TTS [15][dead link] through extensions.
  • ^  Internet Explorer 8 supports caret browsing.
  • ^  Internet Explorer does not have built-in Text to speech/read aloud functions, however it can work with third-party screen readers.
  • ^  Internet Explorer can be controlled by applications which use the operating system Speech API. A built-in application called Windows Speech Recognition ships with Windows Vista and later client versions.
  • ^  opera : a sort of caret navigation can be enabled by a button or a shortcut [16]

Acid Scores

The Acid tests are standard tests to rate the performance of a browser. Upon each test's release, they are designed so that no existing browser can pass without further development. In order for a browser to pass any Acid test, the latest public release of the browser (not an alpha, beta, release candidate, or other version under development or testing procedures) must meet the requirements shown below. In addition, the browser should be tested upon completion of installation, with no add-ons installed (some browsers make this easy by providing a "safe mode" option) and all the factory settings (no options have been changed from their defaults).

Acid1:

  • Final rendering looks exactly like the rendering provided by the Acid tests website.
  • Text can be highlighted and radio buttons can be selected.

Acid2:

  • Final rendering looks exactly like the rendering provided by the Acid tests website.
  • Smiley's nose turns blue when hovered over.

Acid3:

  • Final score of 100/100.
  • No error messages on final rendering.
  • Render-in-progress loads smoothly (no pausing).
  • Final rendering looks exactly like the rendering provided by the Acid tests website.
Browser Acid1 Acid2 Acid3
Amaya No No No
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer No No ?
Arora Yes Yes 100/100
Avant No No No
Camino Yes No ?
Dillo ? No ?
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla ? No ?
ELinks No No ?
Epiphany Yes Yes Yes
Flock Yes Yes 71/100
Template:Rh2 | Galeon ? Yes 72/100
Google Chrome Yes Yes Yes
iCab ? Yes Yes
Internet Explorer Yes Yes 20/100
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac ? No No
K-Meleon ? No ?
Konqueror Yes Yes 89/100
Links ? No No
Lynx ? No No
Maxthon Yes Yes 20/100
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic ? No No
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Yes No ?
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes 94/100
Template:Rh2 | Netscape ? No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Yes No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator ? No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes No 52/100
NetSurf ? No ?
OmniWeb ? Yes No
Opera Yes Yes 100/100
Safari Yes Yes Yes
SeaMonkey Yes Yes 93/100
Shiira ? Yes 74/100
Sleipnir ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb No No No
w3m No No No
Browser Acid1 Acid2 Acid3

Browsers under development

Browser Acid1 Acid2 Acid3
Midori 0.1.6 Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun
Mozilla Firefox 3.7 Yes Yes 96/100
Browser Acid1 Acid2 Acid3
  • ^  Midori passes Acid3 because it uses WebKit snapshots which pass Acid3.

Web technology support

Information about what web standards, and technologies the browsers support, except for JavaScript. External links lead to information about support in future versions of the browsers or extensions that provide such functionality.

Browser CSS2.1 Template:Refun Frames Nav LINKs Template:Refun XSLT XHTML 1.0 Template:Refun XHTML 1.1 Template:Refun MathML XForms Web Forms 2.0 VoiceXML/X+V SMIL VML CSS Presentation/projection modeTemplate:Refun
Amaya Yes No ? No Yes Yes Yes No No No ? No ?
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Partial Yes No Yes No No No Template:Refun No No No Yes[13] Yes ?
Avant Partial Yes ? Yes No No No No No No Yes[13] Yes ?
Arora Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No ? No ?
Camino Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Dillo Partial Partial Template:Refun No No No No No No No No ? No ?
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No ?
ELinks Partial Yes ? No No No No No No No ? No ?
Epiphany Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No ? No ?
Flock Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Galeon Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? No ?
Google Chrome Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No ?
iCab Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No ? No ?
Internet Explorer Partial Template:Refun Yes No Template:Refun Yes No No No Template:Refun No Template:Refun No Template:Refun No Yes[13] Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac Partial Yes ? Partial No Yes No No No No ? ? ?
K-Meleon Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No ?
Konqueror Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No ? No ?
Links No Yes Yes No No No No No No No ? No ?
Lynx No Partial Yes No No No No No No No No No ?
Maxthon Partial Yes ? Yes No No No No No No Yes[13] Yes ?
Midori Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? No NoTemplate:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic No No ? No No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun No No No No Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Depends [14] Yes ? Yes Depends [14] Depends [14] Depends [14] No No No No No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator No Yes No No No No No No No No No No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ?
NetSurf Yes Yes No No No No No No No No ? No ?
OmniWeb Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes No No No No ? No ?
Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No YesTemplate:Refun
Safari Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No NoTemplate:Refun
SeaMonkey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ?
Shiira Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? No ?
Sleipnir Partial Yes No Template:Refun Yes No No No Template:Refun No No Template:Refun No Yes[13] Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb No No ? No No No No No No No No No ?
w3m ? Yes ? No Yes ? No ? No No ? No ?
Browser CSS2.1 Template:Refun Frames Nav LINKs Template:Refun XSLT XHTML 1.0 Template:Refun XHTML 1.1 Template:Refun MathML XForms Web Forms 2.0 VoiceXML/X+V SMIL VML CSS Presentation/projection modeTemplate:Refun
  • ^  CSS 2, a W3C recommendation since 1998, is the current stable version of CSS, nevertheless, CSS 2.1 corrects a few errors in CSS2 (the most important being a new definition of the height/width of absolutely positioned elements, more influence for HTML's "style" attribute and a new calculation of the 'clip' property), and adds a few highly requested features which have already been widely implemented. CSS 2.1 is derived from and is intended to replace CSS 2. Conformance criteria are detailed at at the W3C website. (CSS 3 is only in draft status at present.) For more detailed information please see comparison of layout engines (CSS).
  • ^  LINK as a navigational aid, as distinct from non-navigational uses of LINK.
  • ^  Not in standard install, but provided by extension.[17][18]
  • ^  XHTML is based on HTML but is an application of XML, which means that XHTML must be stricter than equivalent HTML code. XHTML is meant to be read by an XML parser but for backward compatibility reasons can also be parsed as HTML; this table only notes the browsers that are able to parse XHTML as XML. For more detailed information please see comparison of layout engines (XHTML).
  • ^  Dillo displays frames as links that the user can click on.
  • ^  Available with the MathPlayer plugin.
  • ^  Available with the FormsPlayer plugin and several other plugins.
  • ^  XForms is supported experimentally in nightly builds dated after January 28, 2005 [19]. Requires installation of an extension.
  • ^  Web Forms 2.0 can be emulated in IE using DHTML behaviours, available from SourceForge.
  • ^  Web Forms 2.0 functionality is currently being added to Gecko, there should be at least partial support for Gecko 1.9 (Firefox 3.0). See bug #344614.
  • ^  XHTML1.1 includes Ruby markup (see [20]) which is not supported. There exists add-on for adding RUBY support. [21]
  • ^  Presentation mode is the ability to read styles targeted to the CSS projection media type.
  • ^  S5 is a CSS/Javascript alternative for browsers that don't support a presentation mode.
  • ^  Opera switches to presentation mode on full screen. [22]
  • ^  Microsoft claims Internet Explorer 8 has full CSS2.1 support[15], however independent testing revealed several bugs[16].

Mobile Web technology support

Information about what web standards, and technologies the browsers support, except for JavaScript. External links lead to information about support in future versions of the browsers or extensions that provide such functionality.

Browser C-HTML HDML I-mode XHTML Mobile Profile WML
Amaya ? ? ? ? No
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer ? ? ? ? No
Avant ? ? ? ? No
Camino ? ? ? ? No
Dillo ? ? ? ? No
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla ? ? ? ? No
ELinks ? ? ? ? ?
Epiphany ? ? ? ? No
Flock Partial Template:Refun No No Partial Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Galeon ? ? ? ? No
Google Chrome ? ? ? ? No
iCab ? ? ? ? No
Internet Explorer ? ? ? No Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac ? ? ? ? No
Internet Explorer Mobile ? ? ? Yes Template:Refun Yes
K-Meleon Partial Template:Refun No No Partial Template:Refun No
Konqueror ? ? ? Yes No
Links ? ? ? ? No
Lynx ? ? ? ? No
Maxthon ? ? ? ? No
Microsoft Mobile Explorer Yes Template:Refun ? Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic ? ? ? ? No
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Partial Template:Refun No No Partial Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Mozilla Firefox Partial Template:Refun No No Partial Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Netscape ? No No ? No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser ? No No ? No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator ? No No ? No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 ? No No ? No
NetSurf ? ? ? ? No
OmniWeb ? ? ? ? No
Opera Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Safari ? ? ? ? No
SeaMonkey Partial Template:Refun No No Partial Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Shiira ? ? ? ? No
Sleipnir ? ? ? ? No
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb ? ? ? ? ?
w3m ? ? ? ? No
Browser C-HTML HDML I-mode XHTML Mobile Profile WML
  • ^  Gecko-based browsers render C-HTML and XHTML Mobile Profile as an ordinary XHTML. In most cases this is quite enough to browse mobile Web.
  • ^  Gecko-based browsers don't support WML natively, this issue is being discussed at bug 35995. There is an extension called wmlbrowser [23], [24] which adds a partial WML support to Firefox, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Flock (without card navigation and WMLScript). In most cases this is quite enough to browse mobile Web.
  • ^  Internet Explorer Mobile 6 supports XHTML Mobile Profile.
  • ^  Microsoft Mobile Explorer was discontinued in 2002.[17]

Plugins and syndicated content support

Information about what web standards, and technologies the browsers support. External links lead to information about support in future versions of the browsers or extensions that provide such functionality. Java support is for built-in support by the browser without the plugin from SUN.

Browser ActiveX Template:Refun NPAPI Template:Refun Java Gears RSS Atom other web feed
Amaya No ? ? No No No ?
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Yes No ? No Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun ?
Avant Yes No ? ? Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun ?
Camino No Yes ? ? Partial Partial ?
Dillo No ? ? No No No ?
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla No Yes ? No ? ? ?
ELinks No ? ? ? No No ?
Epiphany No ? ? ? No Template:Refun No Template:Refun ?
Flock No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | Galeon No Yes ? Yes No No ?
Google Chrome No Yes Yes Yes Template:Soon[citation needed] Template:Soon[citation needed] ?
iCab No Yes ? ? Yes No ?
Internet Explorer Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac No Yes ? No No No No
K-Meleon No ? ? ? Yes Yes ?
Konqueror No Yes Yes Template:Refun No Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun ?
Links No ? ? No No No ?
Lynx No ? ? No No No No
Maxthon Yes No ? ? Yes Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic No No ? No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla No Yes No No No No ?
Mozilla Firefox No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape No Yes No No No No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser No Yes No No Yes Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator No Yes No No No No ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 No Yes No No Yes Yes ?
NetSurf No No No No No No No
OmniWeb No ? ? ? Yes Yes ?
Opera No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Safari No Yes YesTemplate:Refun PartialTemplate:Refun Yes Yes ?
SeaMonkey No Yes ? Yes No No ?
Shiira No ? ? ? Yes Yes ?
Sleipnir Yes ? ? Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun ?
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb No No ? No No No No
w3m No No ? No No No ?
Browser ActiveX Template:Refun NPAPI Template:Refun Java Gears RSS Atom other web feed
  • ^  Internet Explorer (and Shells) is the only browser to natively support the Component Object Model (popularly known as ActiveX). Most other browsers use the NPAPI plugin architecture. ActiveX is more powerful than NPAPI in terms of the control it affords over the browser, but it is specific to Windows whereas NPAPI is cross-platform. There is a third-party plugin that adds partial ActiveX support, that is available for certain older versions of Mozilla Suite, Mozilla Firefox and Netscape Navigator. The default settings in earlier versions of Internet Explorer allowed the automatic download, installation, and running of new ActiveX controls with minimal user intervention — this made it possible to use ActiveX on web pages to install viruses, spyware, etc. onto a user's computer.
  • ^  Internet Explorer 7 and later
  • ^  Konqueror needs an external Java interpreter (usually the 'java' executable of a JRE/JDK).
  • ^  RSS and ATOM feed autodetection in Konqueror depends on the aKregator package which is installed with kdepim.
  • ^  RSS and ATOM feed autodetection in Epiphany depends on the Newsfeed extension which is included with Epiphany-extensions.
  • ^  Safari has only on Mac OS X 10.4+ Gears support. At the moment Windows isn't supported
  • ^  Safari has only on Mac OS X Java support. At the moment Windows need a plugin.
  • ^ Internet Explorer did for a time support NPAPI plugins. Plugins that functioned in the Netscape browser also functioned in Internet Explorer. This was due to a small ActiveX control implemented within a "plugin.ocx" file that acted as a shim between the ActiveX based browser and the NPAPI plugin. The IE browser would load the control and use it to host plugins specified within the page. However, Microsoft made the claim that the NPAPI plugins (or the IE implementation of the API) were a security issue and dropped support for them in version 5.5 SP2.[18][19][20]
  • ^ Internet Explorer 8 supports syndicated content in hAtom / hSlice microformat by the name of a feature known as Web Slices.

JavaScript support

Information about what JavaScript technologies the browsers support. Note that although XPath is used by XSLT, it is only considered here if it can be accessed using JavaScript. External links lead to information about support in future versions of the browsers or extensions that provide such functionality.

Browser JavaScript ECMAScript 3 DOM 1 DOM 2 DOM 3 XPath DHTML XMLHttpRequest Rich editing
Amaya No Template:Refun No Template:Refun No Template:Refun No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Yes Yes Partial No No No Yes Yes Yes
Avant Yes Yes Partial No No No Yes Yes Yes
Camino Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dillo No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla Yes No Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes No
ELinks Partial Partial No No No No No No No
Epiphany Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flock Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Galeon Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Google Chrome Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
iCab Yes Yes Partial Partial No No Yes Yes No
Internet Explorer Yes Yes Partial No Template:Refun No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac Yes Yes Partial No No No Yes No No
K-Meleon Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Konqueror Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes No
Links Partial No No No No No No No No
Lynx No No No No No No No No No
Maxthon Yes Yes Partial No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Midori Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Yes Yes Depends [14] Depends [14] No Template:Refun Depends [14] Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator Yes Partial No No No No Yes No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
NetSurf No No No No No No No No No
OmniWeb Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
Safari Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes
SeaMonkey Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shiira Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Sleipnir Yes Yes Partial No Template:Refun No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb No No No No No No No No No
w3m No No No No No No No No No
Browser JavaScript ECMAScript 3 DOM 1 DOM 2 DOM 3 XPath DHTML XMLHttpRequest Rich editing
  • ^  Internet Explorer 5 and above has its own event registration model and its own style sheets model, but these are incompatible with DOM 2.
  • ^  XPath is a part of DOM 3, but is considered separately here. A large subset of DOM 3 is accessible by extensions but not by websites.
  • ^  SVG / XPath / (partial) DOM 3 is only available in the WebKit nightlies so far.
  • ^  It is possible to compile Amaya with javascript enabled, using the CVS version and SpiderMonkey. However, this is still experimental and only a small subset of DOM 1 is available.

See what parts of DOM your browser supports.

Protocol support

Information about what internet protocols the browsers support. External links lead to information about support in future versions of the browsers or extensions that provide such functionality.

Browser HTTP E-mail Template:Refun FTP Template:Refun NNTP (UsenetTemplate:Refun SSL EV IRC Gopher IDN data: URL BitTorrent IPv6 Proxy possibilities
Amaya Yes No No No No No No No ? No No ? ?
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Yes No Yes No Yes Template:Refun Yes No No Template:Refun No Template:Refun No No Yes ?
Avant Yes No Yes No YesTemplate:Refun Yes No No Template:Refun No Template:Refun No No Yes ?
Camino Yes No Yes No Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
Dillo Yes No Yes No No Template:Refun No No No No Yes No Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla Yes No Yes No Yes ? No Yes ? ? No ? Yes
ELinks Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Epiphany Yes No Yes No Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
Flock Yes No Yes No Yes ? No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | Galeon Yes No Yes No Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Google Chrome Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No ? Yes
iCab Yes No Yes No Yes ? No No Yes No No Yes ?
Internet Explorer Yes No Yes No Yes Template:Refun Yes No No Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Partial Template:Refun No Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No ? ?
K-Meleon Yes No Yes No Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
Konqueror Yes No Yes No Yes ? No No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Links Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No ?
Lynx Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? No No Yes ?
Maxthon Yes No Yes No Yes Template:Refun Yes No No Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No No Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic Partial Template:Refun No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No ?
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes No No Yes
Mozilla Firefox Yes No Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Partial Template:Refun Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes No ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Yes No Yes No Yes No No Depends [14] Depends [14] Depends [14] No ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes No Yes No Yes No No Template:Refun Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes No Yes ?
NetSurf Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes ?
OmniWeb Yes No Yes No Yes ? No Yes[21] Yes Yes No Yes ?
Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes[25] Yes[26] Yes
Safari Yes No Partial No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes ?
SeaMonkey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes No Yes Yes
Shiira Yes No ? ? Yes ? No No Yes ? No Yes ?
Sleipnir Yes No Yes No Yes Template:Refun Yes No No Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No No Yes ?
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No ?
w3m Yes No Yes No Yes ? No Yes ? ? No Yes ?
Browser HTTP E-mail Template:Refun FTP Template:Refun NNTP (UsenetTemplate:Refun SSL EV IRC Gopher IDN data: URL BitTorrent IPv6 Proxy possibilities
  • ^  Many browsers have purposely avoided support for e-mail, as this is reserved for their mail-client counterparts. For a comparison of such counterparts see Comparison of e-mail clients.
  • ^  Many browsers have FTP support as read-only and have no upload capitilies. Read-only is marked as yes. For a comparison of clients that support upload opportunities see Comparison of FTP client software.
  • ^  Many browsers have purposely avoided support for e-mail and newsgroups, as these are reserved for their mail-client counterparts. For a comparison of such counterparts see comparison of e-mail clients and Comparison of Usenet newsreaders.
  • ^  Support for 256-bit ciphers (AES for example) for SSL/TLS is only available in Windows Vista and above[22][23]
  • ^  Mosaic reached only HTTP 0.9 compliance, and does not support secure communications in any way.
  • ^  IRC support can be added by installing ChatZilla.
  • ^  Includes a proxy capability for gopher support.
  • ^  Internet Explorer 7 and later support IDN, [27]. IE6 IDN support can be added by installing VeriSign i-Nav Plug-In.
  • ^  Internet Explorer 7 has no support of gopher; gopher support is disabled in IE6
  • ^  For security reasons, IDN domains are displayed as punycode if they contain certain characters or if the top level domain hasn't been whitelisted [28].
  • ^  Konqueror has full Gopher support when the kgopher KIO plugin is installed.
  • ^  NNTP support can be added by installing the add-on infoRSS.
  • ^  Dillo has experimental SSL integration that is by standard turned off.[29] There is no certificate caching and NO AUTHENTICATION performed.
  • ^  Using third party extension FireTorrent [30]
  • ^  Microsoft has limited support to certain "non-navigable" content, such as in <img> tags and CSS rules, for security reasons, including concerns that JavaScript embedded in a data URI may not be interpretable by script filters such as those used by web-based email clients.[24]

Image format support

Information about what image formats the browsers support. External links lead to information about support in future versions of the browsers or extensions that provide such functionality.

Browser JPEG JPEG 2000 GIF PNG APNG MNG TIFF Template:Refun SVG Template:Refun PDF Template:Refun 2D Canvas XBM
Amaya Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes Partial No No ?
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer Partial Template:Refun No Yes Partial Template:Refun No No disable No No No Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Avant Partial Template:Refun No Yes Partial Template:Refun No No disable No No No Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Camino Yes No Yes Yes No No No Partial Template:Refun No No Yes
Dillo Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla Yes No Yes Yes No ? Yes Partial No ? Yes
ELinks No No No No No No No No No No No
Epiphany Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Partial Template:Refun Template:Refun No Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes
Flock Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Partial Template:Refun No Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Galeon Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes
Google Chrome Yes No Yes Yes No No No Partial Yes Yes Yes
iCab Yes ? Yes Yes No No No No Yes No ?
Internet Explorer Partial Template:Refun No Yes Partial Template:Refun No No disable No No No Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No ?
K-Meleon Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No ?
Konqueror Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes No Yes Yes Partial Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No ?
Links Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes No No No Yes
Lynx No No No No No No No No No No No
Maxthon Partial Template:Refun No Yes Partial Template:Refun No No disable No No No Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Midori Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes No No Yes Partial Template:Refun No Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Yes No Yes Yes No Dropped Template:Refun No No No No Yes
Mozilla Firefox Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Partial Template:Refun No Template:Refun Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Yes No Yes Depends [14] No No No No No No Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator Yes No Partial No No No No No No No Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes No Yes Yes No No No Partial No Yes Yes
NetSurf Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Partial No No No
OmniWeb Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Partial No No Yes
Opera Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Partial Template:Refun No Yes Yes
Safari Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes No No Yes Partial Template:Refun Yes (Mac only) Yes Yes
SeaMonkey Yes No Yes Yes No No No Partial Template:Refun No Template:Refun Yes Yes
Shiira Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes Partial No Partial Yes
Sleipnir Partial Template:Refun No Yes Partial Template:Refun No No disable No No No Template:Refun No Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb Yes No Yes No No No No No No No ?
w3m Yes No Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? No ?
Browser JPEG JPEG 2000 GIF PNG APNG MNG TIFF Template:Refun SVG Template:Refun PDF Template:Refun 2D Canvas XBM
  • ^  Konqueror supports JPEG2000 if KDE's viewer is compiled with Jasper library.
  • ^  Internet Explorer does not support progressive display of progressive JPEG.
  • ^  Internet Explorer support for XBM files was removed in Version 6.
  • ^  Internet Explorer supports PNG images but is unable to correctly display images with gamma correction or color correction. Versions of Internet Explorer prior to version 7 are unable to correctly display images with alpha channel (for transparency) without additional coding [31].
  • ^  Support of MNG/JNG was dropped since June 6, 2003 [32] [33]. There are unofficial obsolete builds with MNG/JNG called Mngzilla [34].
  • ^  Most browsers support TIFF by using a plugin installed by the user.
  • ^  SVG here refers to SVG 1.1 Full. There are also two simplified profiles known as SVG 1.1 Tiny and SVG 1.1 Basic, which are intended for user agents with limited capabilities.
  • ^  KDE has developed its own SVG plugin for Konqueror, known as KSVG [35]. KSVG1 development has ended, but work on the next-generation KDOM-based KSVG2 has been very active [36]. KSVG2 is slated to be moved into the core KDE [37] meaning at some point KSVG2 should become part of Konqueror.
  • ^  Firefox and SeaMonkey partially support SVG 1.1 Full. Modules that are implemented or not implemented and details of their implementation: [38].
  • ^  Opera supports SVG 1.1 Basic. [39]
  • ^  Safari supports JPEG2000 through QuickTime plugin, which is an optional software bundle for Safari installation on Windows, and an integrated component in Mac OS.
  • ^  Safari 3 is able to render SVG documents, but not fully [40].
  • ^  Most browsers support PDF by installing an Adobe plugin which takes over the browser window. Listed here are browsers which also support inline PDFs within other hypertext documents (such as within HTML's <img/> tag). Note that PDF (in strictly speaking) is not an image format, but a scriptable rich text document format that can contain different types of multimedia content, including vector and bitmap graphics, audio, video, forms, intra- and inter-document hypertext links and a hierarchical contents listing. The format is also the native display format under Mac OS X.
  • ^  Inline PDF viewing in Konqueror requires KPDF which is included in kdegraphics.
  • ^  Internet Explorer can be made to emulate canvas using the script provided by Google.
  • ^  Support for these features depends on the version of the Gecko rendering engine that Epiphany was built with.
  • ^  With the addition of the new Cairo version in Gecko 1.9 it will be natively possible to save pages to PDFs but not read them. This feature is not included in Firefox 3.5, however it is possible with the new Cairo backend.

Internationalization

Most browsers are available in more than one language.

Browser Languages Total
Amaya[25] English (en), French (fr), Finnish (fi), German (de), Italian (it), Portuguese (pt), Russian (ru), Spanish (es), Chinese (zh-cn and zh-tw), Turkish (tr), Slovak (sk), Russian (ru), Norwegian (no), Georgian (ka), Japanese (ja), Hungarian (hu) 16
Template:Rh2 | AOL Explorer English (en), French (fr), German (de) 3
Avant English (en), Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, French (fr), Frisian, German (de), Greek, Hebrew (he), Hungarian, Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean, Persian, Polish (pl), Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt-BR), Russian (ru), Spanish (es), Thai, Turkish, UK English, Ukrainian (uk) 27
Camino[26] Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Lithuanian (lt), Norwegian (Bokmål) (no), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Portuguese (pt), Slovak (sk), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv) 17
Dillo[27] English (en) , Japanese (ja), Polish (pl), Russian (ru) 4
Template:Rh2 | DocZilla English (en) 1
ELinks[28] Bulgarian (bg), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Hungarian (hu), Italian (it), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Slovak (sk), Ukrainian (uk) 13
Epiphany[29] Amharic (am), Arabic (ar), Azerbaijani (az), Belarusian (be), Belarusian Latin (be@Latin), Bulgarian (bg), Bengali (bn), Bosnian (bs), Catalan (ca), Czech (cs), Welsh (cy), Danish (da), German (de), Dzongkha (dz), Greek (el), English (en), Spanish (es), Estonian (et), Basque (eu), Persian (fa), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Irish (ga), Galician (gl), Gujarati (gu), Hebrew (he), Hindi (hi), Croatian (hr), Hungarian (hu), Indonesian (id), Icelandic (is), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Georgian (ka), Korean (ko), Kurdish (ku), Limburgian (li), Lithuanian (lt), Latvian (lv), Malagasy (mg), Maori (mi), Macedonian (mk), Malayalam (ml), Mongolian (mn), Marathi (mr), Malay (ms), Norwegian (Bokmål) (no), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Nepali (ne), Dutch (nl), Oriya (or), Punjabi (pa), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Kinyarwanda (rw), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Albanian (sq), Serbian (sr), Swedish (sv), Tamil (ta), Telugu (te), Thai (th), Turkmen (tk), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Vietnamese (vi), Walloon (wa), Chinese (zh) 70
Flock[30] Arabic (ar), Chinese (Simplified) (zh-CN), Chinese (Traditional) (zh-TW), English (en), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Georgian (ka), German (de), Hungarian (hu), Korean (ko), Polish (pl), Portuguese (Portugal) (pt-PT), Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Spanish (Latin American) (es-AR), Spanish (Spain) (es-ES) 16
Template:Rh2 | Galeon Amharic (am), Azerbaijani (az), Belarusian (be), Bulgarian (bg), Bosnian (bs), Catalan (ca), Czech (cs), Danish (da), German (de), Greek (el), English (en), Spanish (es), Estonian (et), Basque (eu), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Irish (ga), Galician (gl), Croatian (hr), Hungarian (hu), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Lithuanian (lt), Latvian (lv), Macedonian (mk), Malayalam (ml), Mongolian (mn), Malay (ms), Dutch (nl), Norwegian (Bokmål) (no), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Punjabi (pa), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Kinyarwanda (rw), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Albanian (sq), Serbian (sr), Swedish (sv), Tamil (ta), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Vietnamese (vi), Walloon (wa), Chinese (Simplified) (zh) 49
Google Chrome Arabic (ar), Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt-BR), Bengali (bn), Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (UK/US), Estonian (et), Filipino, Finnish (fi), French(fr), German (de), Greek (el), Gujarati, Hebrew (he), Hindi (hi), Hungarian (hu), Indonesian (id), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Kannada, Korean (ko), Latvian (lv), Lithuanian (lt), Malayalam, Marathi (mr), Norwegian (no), Oriya (or), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Serbian (sr), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Spanish (es), Spanish for Latin America (es-LA), Swedish (sv), Tamil (ta), Telugu (te), Thai (th), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Vietnamese (cy) 50
iCab[31] German (de), English (en), Japanese (ja), Danish (da), French (fr), Spanish (es), Russian (ru), Norwegian (no), Chinese (Simplified) (zh) 9
Internet Explorer[32][33] Arabic (ar), Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca), Chinese (Simplified) (zh), Chinese (Traditional) (zh), Chinese (Hong Kong) (zh), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en), Estonian (et), Finnish (fi), French (fr), German (de), Greek (el), Hebrew (he), Hindi (hi),Hungarian (hu), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Latvian (lv), Lithuanian (lt), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Portuguese(pt), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv), Thai (th), Turkish (tr) 33
Template:Rh2 | Internet Explorer for Mac German (de) English (en) Spanish (es) French (fr) Italian (it) Japanese (ja) Swedish (sv) 7
K-Meleon[34] English (en), German (de), Spanish (es), French (fr), Russian (ru) 5
Konqueror Afrikaans (af), Arabic (ar), Belarusian (be), Bulgarian (bg), Bengali (bn), Bosnian (bs), Catalan (ca), Chinese (zh), Chinese (Simplified) (zh), Czech (cs), Welsh (cy), Danish (da), German (de), Greek (el), English (en), Esperanto (eo), Spanish (es), Estonian (et), Basque (eu), Persian (fa), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Galician (gl), Hebrew (he), Hindi (hi), Croatian (hr), Hungarian (hu), Icelandic (is), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Mongolian (mn), Malay (ms), Dutch (nl), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Norwegian (Bokmål) (no), Punjabi (pa), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Serbian (sr), Swedish (sv), Tamil (ta), Tajik (tg), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Uzbek (uz) 40
Links Belarusian (be), Brazilian Portuguese (pt-BR), Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en), Estonian (et), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Galician (gl), German (de), Greek (el), Hungarian (hu), Icelandic (is), Indonesian (id), Italian (it), Lithuanian (lt), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Serbian (sr), Slovak (sk), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Upper Sorbian (hsb) 32
Lynx Catalan (ca), Czech (cs), Danish (da), German (de), Estonian (et), English (en), French (fr), Hungarian (hu), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Dutch (nl), Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt-BR), Russian (ru), Kinyarwanda (rw), Slovenian (sl), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Vietnamese (vi), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh) 21
Maxthon Arabic (ar), Bosnian (bs), Belarusian (be), Bulgarian (bg), Chinese (zh), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en), Estonian (et), Persian(fa), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Frisian, Galician (gl), German (de), Greek (el), Hebrew (he), Hungarian (hu), Italian (Italy, Rome and Milan) (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Lithuanian (lt), Malay (ms), Norwegian (no), Piedmontese, Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Serbian Cyrillic (sr), Serbian (Latin) (sr), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Spanish (es), Spanish (Argentina) (es), Swedish (sv), Thai (th), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk) 42
Template:Rh2 | Mosaic English (en) 1
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Catalan (ca), Chinese (zh), Czech (cs), Danish (da), English (en), Finnish (fi), French (fr), German (de), Greek (el), Hebrew (he), Irish (ga), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Lithuanian (lt), Macedonian (mk), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Punjabi (pa), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr), Welsh (cy) 28
Mozilla Firefox[35] Afrikaans (af), Albanian (sq), Arabic (ar), Assamese (as), Basque (eu), Belarusian (be), Bengali (India and Bangladesh)(bn), Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (UK/US) (en), Esperanto (eo), Estonian (et), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Frisian (fy), Friulian (fur), Galician (gl), Georgian (ka), German (de), Greek (el), Gujarati (gu), Hebrew (he), Hindi(hi), Hungarian (hu), Icelandic (is), Indonesian (id), Irish (ga), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Kannada (kn), Kazakh (kk), Korean (ko), Kurdish (ku), Latvian (lv), Lithuanian (lt), Macedonian(mk), Malayalam (ml), Marathi (mr), Mongolian (mn), Norwegian (Bokmål) (no), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Occitan (oc), Oriya (or), Persian (fa), Polish (pl), Portuguese (Brazilian and Portugal) (pt), Punjabi (pa), Romanian (ro), Romansh (rm), Russian (ru), Serbian (sr), Sinhala (si), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Spain) (es), Swedish (sv), Tamil (ta), Tamil (Sri Lanka) (ta), Tatar (tt), Telugu (te), Thai (th), Turkish (tr),Ukrainian (uk), Vietnamese (vi), Welsh (cy) 77
Template:Rh2 | Netscape[36] Chinese (zh), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Japanese (ja), Portuguese (pt), Spanish (es) 7
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser English (en), English (Canadian) (en) 2
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator[37] Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt), Chinese (zh), Czech (cs), English (en), Danish (da), Finnish (fi), French (fr), German (de), Greek (el), Hungarian (hu), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Russian (ru), Slovenian (sl), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr) 20
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 English (en) 1
NetSurf Dutch (nl), English (en), French (fr), German (de) 4
OmniWeb[38] Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Japanese (ja), Swedish (sv) 7
Opera[39] Belarusian (be), Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en-GB, en-US), Estonian (et), Finnish (fi), French (fr-FR, fr-CA), Frisian (fy), Georgian(ka), German (de), Greek (el), Hindi (hi), Hungarian (hu), Indonesian (id), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Lithuanian (lt), Macedonian (mk), Norwegian (Bokmål) (no), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt, pt-BR), Punjabi (pa), Russian (ru), Spanish (es-ES, es-LA), Swedish (sv), Tamil (ta), Telugu (te), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk) 40
Safari Dutch (nl), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Spanish (es), Danish (da), Finnish (fi), Korean (ko), Norwegian (no), Portuguese (pt), Swedish (sv), Chinese (zh) 14
SeaMonkey Basque (eu), Belarusian (be), Catalan (ca), Czech (cs), English (en), French (fr), Georgian (ka), German (de), Italian (it), Norwegian Bokmål (no), Polish (pl), Russian (ru), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr) 15
Shiira Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en), Finnish (fi), French (fr), German (de), Italian (it), Korean (ko), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Slovak (sk), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv) 15
Sleipnir Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), English (en), Japanese (ja) 3
Template:Rh2 | WorldWideWeb English (en) 1
w3m English (en), French (fr), German (de), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Spanish (es), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Swedish (sv) 9
Browser Languages Total

Vulnerabilities

This comparison of unpatched publicly known vulnerabilities in latest stable version browsers is based on vulnerabilities reports by SecurityFocus and Secunia. See computer security for more details about the importance of unpatched known flaws.

Browser Known unpatched vulnerabilities
Secunia SecurityFocus
Extremely critical
(number / oldest)
Highly critical
(number / oldest)
Moderately critical
(number / oldest)
Less critical
(number / oldest)
Not critical
(number / oldest)
(number / oldest)
Google Chrome 0 0 0 1
January 22, 2010
0 0
Internet Explorer 6 0 0 4
November 17, 2004
9
February 27, 2004
10
November 7, 2003
396
November 20, 2000
Internet Explorer 7 0 0 1
October 30, 2006
5
June 6, 2006
4
June 14, 2007
15
May 17, 2007
Internet Explorer 8 0 0 0 1
February 26, 2007
2
August 19, 2009
31
April 11, 2009
Mozilla Firefox 0 0 0 0 0 0
Opera 0 0 0 0 0 0
Safari 0 0 0 1
January 22, 2010
0 1
January 9, 2010
SeaMonkey 0 0 0 0 0 0
Browser Extremely critical
(number / oldest)
Highly critical
(number / oldest)
Moderately critical
(number / oldest)
Less critical
(number / oldest)
Not critical
(number / oldest)
(number / oldest)
Secunia SecurityFocus
Known unpatched vulnerabilities

See also

Footnotes

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  3. License Terms for Internet Explorer
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  22. "TLS/SSL Cryptographic Enhancements". Microsoft. February 27, 2008. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766285.aspx. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  23. "Windows Internet Explorer 8 Expert Zone Chat (August 14, 2008)". Microsoft. August 14, 2008. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/08_0814_ez_ie8.mspx. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
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  26. "Camino L10N". Camino on mozdev. http://caminol10n.mozdev.org/. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
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  30. "Download Flock!". Flock. http://flock.com/download/versions. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
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