Kary Lawson

CSS Browsers

CSS Browsers

Please email me with any new additions, I would like to find ways of checking the display of various CSS hacks on different browsers, especially mobile phones, pds and such.

From W3.org - as of 5-6-06

   * 2006-01-16 Oregan Networks offers the Oregan TV Browser, with support for CSS2, XHTML, XML, etc. (Various embedded platforms)
   * 2005-12-07 KDE (K Desktop Environment) has released version 3.5. The included Konqueror browser passes the Acid2 test. (Unix/X, Open Source)
   * 2004-12-01 Mozilla released version 1.5 of the Firefox browser. (Many platforms, Open Source)
   * 2005-09-20 Opera released version 8.50 of its browser, with handheld mode, support for SVG, alternative styles, etc. (multiple platforms, including cell phones, free on most platforms)
   * 2005-04-26 Cultured Code released Xyle Scope, a browser that helps you analyze the HTML and CSS structure of each page. (Mac OS X, German & English, free trial)
   * 2005-02-11 ANT offers Galio and Fresco, which are small-footprint embedded browsers for IPTV and digital home entertainment products. Supports CSS 2.1, CSS TV Profile 1.0 and parts of CSS3.
   * 2004-07-26 Bimesoft released SurfOffline 1.4, an off-line browser, that supports CSS2. The application can download a website to your hard drive completely or partially, which you can then browse off-line. (Windows, shareware)
   * 2004-01-16 Mozilla released Mozilla 1.6, a Web browser, mail client, news reader, HTML editor and IRC client. (Windows, Mac, Linux, other platforms, Open Source)
   * 2004-01-14 Tao provides the Qi browser for consumer devices (PDAs, phones, etc.). It supports CSS1 and partial CSS2.
   * 2003-07-09 Apple has released version 1.0 of the Safari Web browser. It uses KHTML (from the KDE project) as rendering engine. (free, Mac OS X)
   * 2003-07-03 Netscape released Netscape 7.1, which is based on Mozilla 1.4. (Windows, Mac, Linux, free),
   * 2003-04-21 InDelv XF Framework, see under authoring tools.
   * 2002-07-24 The Chimera project released version 0.4. Chimera is a browser for Mac OS X, based on Mozilla's Gecko layout engine. (Mac, Open Source)
   * 2002-01-22 The X-Smiles team has released version 0.5 ("Oulu") of the X-Smiles XML browser, which supports, among other things, XHTML, SMIL, XForms and the CSS Mobile Profile. (Java, Open Source)
   * 2002-01-08 NetClue released Clue Browser v4.1.1. It supports HTML, XML/XHTML, namespaces, CSS (level 1 and part of level 2), DOM, Javascript, etc. (Java)
   * 2001-12-19 Microsoft released Internet Explorer for the Mac 5.1, with bug fixes and improved performance. Supports full CSS1 and partial CSS2. (Mac IE 5 was the first browser to reach better than 99% support for CSS1, in March 2000.) (free; Mac OS 8, 9 & X)
   * 2001-12-18 OmniWeb 4 is a Web browser for the Mac (OS X) and has a built-in source editor (with HTTP PUT support). (Shareware)
   * 2001-11-28 Galeon 1.0 is a Web browser for Gnome. It uses the Gecko rendering engine from Mozilla internally. (Open Source, Unix)
   * 2001-11-07 Adobe produces an SVG plugin for browsers under Mac and Windows and for Mozilla 0.9.1 under Linux & Solaris. Supports SVG with CSS styling. (free)
   * 2001-10-31 K-Meleon version 0.6 has been released, a lightweight browser based on the Gecko rendering engine of Mozilla (Windows, Open Source)
   * 2001-05-15 Espial's Escape 4.7 browser implements CSS support for HTML, XML and XHTML. Written in Java for the embedded software market.
   * 2001-04-26 iCab, a browser for the Mac, is starting to support CSS. The preview release of version 2.5 reportedly supports most of CSS1. (Free)
   * 2001-03-26 Openwave's mobile browser implements XHTML and CSS and is expected to ship in cell phones 2nd half of 2001. Also see data sheet [PDF].
   * 2001-03-26 Nokia will start selling mobile phones that support XHTML and CSS during 2001. See demo [Flash], press release and white paper [PDF].
   * 2001-01-23 The Arachne WWW browser for DOS and Linux supports CSS1 since version 1.70 (free for non-commercial use).
   * 2000-12-11 CSIRO released the CSIRO SVG Toolkit, with a viewer for SVG + CSS and other utilities. (Java, Open Source)
   * 2000-08-01 IONIC offers the Ionic SVG toolkit, with a viewer for SVG + CSS and other tools. (Java)
   * 2000-06-29 The Koala team wrote Jackaroo, an SVG + CSS viewer. (Jackaroo has now merged with Batik and is no longer supported.) (Java, Open Source)
   * 2000-03-27 Microsoft shipped Internet Explorer 5 for the Macintosh. It apparently supports full CSS1, the first browser to do so.
   * 1999-12-02 Closure is a Web browser written in Common Lisp; supports CSS1.
   * 1999-10-22 Hewlett Packard released their “embedded microbrowser” ChaiFarer, supporting CSS1. CSS2 will come later.
   * 1999-09-24 ICE Soft released v.5 of their two embeddable browsers: the “base” one is a viewer for HTML/XML+CSS2, the “pro” one adds networking and more. Both in Java. Does MathML, too.
   * 1999-04-12 Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows, Solaris and HP-UX
   * Silicon Graphics has an embeddable CSS-enhanced web browser that is used in a number of applications and their desktop
   * Arena, previously W3C's testbed browser, is now being developed by Yggdrasil. It has a partial implementation of CSS1.
   * Emacs-w3, a.k.a. Gnuscape Navigator, supports some CSS1.

These sources document the level of support in various browsers:

   * 2003-10-30 Quirksmode (Peter-Paul Koch) offers tests and information, including a compatibility chart, that also looks forward to some features that are currently proposed for CSS3.
   * 2002-09-27 Johannes Koch has a nice page with work-arounds for various browser bugs.
   * 2002-04-09 The SVG working group has a detailed list of the features (including CSS support) of various SVG implementations.
   * 2000-03-28 RichInStyle.com has lists of bugs for various browsers. (Careful: as of Oct 2001, there are still several bugs in the list of bugs itself.)
   * 1999-09-09 Western Civilisation compares CSS1 support in Netscape, Internet Explorer and Opera.
   * 1999-04-12 Do you have fear of style sheets? Jeffrey Zeldman has the cure.
   * The CSS Pointers Group documents CSS bugs in major browsers.
   * ProjectCool documents CSS properties and tells you what works in which browser.
   * Former WebReview [link back to 2001]'s The Browser Compatibility Chart (the “mastergrid”) is a thorough review from 2001 of how implementations match the CSS1 specification.

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