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.

General information[edit]

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

BrowserCreatorCost (USD)Software licenseCurrent layout engineLatest release version
AmayaW3C, INRIAFreeW3CAmaya11.4.4 (January 18, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-01-18)) [±]
AOL ExplorerAmerica Online, IncFreeProprietaryTrident1.5 (May 10, 2006; 7 years ago (2006-05-10)) [±]
AroraBenjamin C. MeyerFreeGPLWebKit0.11.0[1] (September 27, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-09-27)) [±]
AvantAvant ForceFreeProprietaryTri-engine (Trident, Gecko, WebKit)2013 build 110 (July 12, 2013; 8 months ago (2013-07-12)) [±]
CaminoThe Camino ProjectFreeMPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 tri-licenseGecko2.1.2 (project discontinued as of 2012)
ChromiumGoogleFreeBSDBlink35.0.1878.0 (March 8, 2014 (2014-03-08)) [±]
Comodo DragonComodoFreeProprietaryWebKit (chromium)2013
DilloThe Dillo teamFreeGPLDillo3.0.3 (April 17, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-04-17)) [±]
DoobleDooble TeamFreeGPLWebKit1.46 (January 23, 2014; 58 days ago (2014-01-23)) [±]
ELinksBaudis, Fonseca, et al.FreeGPLbuilt-in, based on Links0.11.7 (August 22, 2009; 4 years ago (2009-08-22)) [±]
WebMarco Pesenti GrittiFreeGPLWebKit3.10 (26 September 2013; 5 months ago (2013-09-26)) [±][2]


FlockFlock IncFreeProprietary (as of 3.0)WebKit3.6.4 (February 3, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-02-03)) [±]
GaleonMarco Pesenti GrittiFreeGPLGecko2.0.7 (2008)
Google ChromeGoogleFreeGoogle Chrome Terms of Service (Google Chrome's closed-source features),
BSD (Chromium executable) [note 1]
Blink33.0.1750.152 & 33.0.1750.154 (March 14, 2014; 8 days ago (2014-03-14)[3]) [±]
GNU IceCatGNUFreeMPLGecko24.0 (October 16, 2013; 5 months ago (2013-10-16)[4]) [±]
iCabAlexander ClaussFree,
$20 (Pro)
Proprietary (browser), LGPL (WebKit)WebKit (version 4+), iCab (version 1-3)5.1.1 (September 13, 2013; 6 months ago (2013-09-13)) [±]
Internet ExplorerMicrosoft,
Spyglass
comes with WindowsProprietaryTridentv11.0.9600.16521 (11.0.4) (11 March 2014; 11 days ago (2014-03-11)) [±]
Internet Explorer for Mac (terminated)MicrosoftFreeProprietaryTasman5.2.3
K-MeleonDorian, KKO, et al.FreeGPLGecko1.5.4 (March 5, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-03-05)) [±]
KonquerorKDEFreeGPLKHTML, WebKit (optional, unstable)4.12.3 (4 March 2014; 18 days ago (2014-03-04)) [±][5]
LinksPatocka, et al.FreeGPLbuilt-in2.8 (September 22, 2013; 5 months ago (2013-09-22)) [±]
LunascapeLunascape CorporationFreeProprietary (browser), ?Tri-engine (Trident, Gecko, WebKit)6.8.10 (December 6, 2013; 3 months ago (2013-12-06)) [±]
LynxMontulli, Grobe, Rezac, et al.FreeGPLbuilt-in2.8.8rel.2 (March 9, 2014; 13 days ago (2014-03-09) [6]) [±]
MaxthonMaxthon International LimitedFreeProprietaryWebKit, TridentWindows: 4.3.2.1000 (March 11, 2014; 11 days ago (2014-03-11)) [±][7]

OS X: 4.1.3.4000 (February 27, 2014; 23 days ago (2014-02-27)) [±][8]

iOS: 4.5.1 (January 30, 2014; 51 days ago (2014-01-30)) [±][9]

Android: 4.2.0.2000 (March 7, 2014; 15 days ago (2014-03-07)) [±][10]

MidoriChristian Dywan, et al.FreeLGPLWebKit0.5.7 (January 15, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-01-15)) [±][11][12]
MosaicMarc Andreessen and Eric Bina, NCSAFree non-commercial useProprietarybuilt-in3.0
Mozilla Application SuiteMozilla FoundationFreeMPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 tri-licenseGecko1.7.13 (April 21, 2006; 7 years ago (2006-04-21)) [±]
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla FoundationFreeMPLGecko

28.0 (March 18, 2014; 4 days ago (2014-03-18)[13]) [±]
ESR 24.4.0 (March 18, 2014; 4 days ago (2014-03-18)[14]) [±]

Netscape (v.6-7)[40]Netscape Communications Corporation, AOLFreeProprietary (browser), MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 (Gecko)Gecko7.2
Netscape Browser (v.8)[note 2]Mercurial Communications for AOLFreeProprietary (browser & Trident),
MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 (Gecko)
Gecko, Trident8.1.3
Netscape Communicator (v.4)[note 2]Netscape CommunicationsFreeProprietaryMosaic4.8 (August 22, 2002; 11 years ago (2002-08-22)) [±]
Netscape Navigator (v.1-4)[note 2]Netscape CommunicationsFreeProprietaryMosaic4.0.8
Netscape Navigator 9[note 2]Netscape Communications
(division of AOL)
FreeProprietary (browser), MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 (Gecko)Gecko9.0.0.6 (February 20, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-02-20)) [±]
NetSurfThe NetSurf DevelopersFreeGPLNetSurf built-in3.0 (April 20, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-04-20)) [±]
OmniWebThe Omni GroupFreeProprietary (browser), LGPL (WebKit)WebKit (version 4.5+), OmniWeb (version 1-4)5.11.2 (July 23, 2012; 19 months ago (2012-07-23)) [±]
OperaOpera SoftwareFreeProprietaryBlink (version 15+), Presto (version 12-)
Windows, OS X

20.0.1387.82 (March 20, 2014; 2 days ago (2014-03-20)[15]) [±]

Linux, FreeBSD

12.16 (July 4, 2013; 8 months ago (2013-07-04)[16]) [±]

Opera MobileOpera SoftwareFreeProprietaryBlink (version 15+), Presto (version 12-)16 for Android (September 18, 2013; 5 months ago (2013-09-18)[17]) [±]

12.0.22 for Symbian S60 (June 24, 2012; 20 months ago (2012-06-24)[17]) [±]
10.0 for Windows Mobile (March 16, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-03-16)[18]) [±]

Origyn Web BrowserSand-labsFreeBSDWebKit ?
Pale MoonMoonchild ProductionsFreeMPLGecko24.4.1 (March 19, 2014; 3 days ago (2014-03-19)[19]) [±]


QupZillaDavid RoscaFreeGNU GPLv3WebKit1.6.3 (February 14, 2014; 36 days ago (2014-02-14)) [±]
RekonqAndrea DiamantiniFreeGNU GPLv3WebKit2.4.0 (December 2013)
SafariApple Inc.FreeProprietary (browser), LGPL (WebKit)WebKit7.0.2 (February 25, 2014; 25 days ago (2014-02-25)[20]) [±]

6.1.2 (February 25, 2014; 25 days ago (2014-02-25)[20]) [±]

SeaMonkeySeaMonkey CouncilFreeMPLGecko2.25 (March 19, 2014; 3 days ago (2014-03-19)[21]) [±]
ShiiraHappy Macintosh Developing TeamFreeBSDWebKit2.3 (August 11, 2009; 4 years ago (2009-08-11)) [±]
SleipnirFenrir Inc.FreeProprietaryWebKit (formerly Gecko), Trident4 [41]
Torch BrowserTorch MediaFreeProprietaryWebKit2.0.0.1705
UzblDieter PlaetinckFreeGNU GPLv3WebKit2012-05-14
WorldWideWeb (Later renamed Nexus)Tim Berners-LeeFreePublic domainNeXTSTEP built-in0.18 (January 14, 1994; 20 years ago (1994-01-14)) [±]
w3mAkinori ItoFreeMIT?0.5.3 (January 15, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-01-15)) [±]
BrowserCreatorCost (USD)Software licenseCurrent layout engineLatest release version
  1. ^ Chromium, on which Google Chrome is based, is open source; the features Google adds to Chrome, such as H.264 and ACC decoding, the built-in PDF viewer, an auto-updater system among other things are closed-source.
  2. ^ a b c d 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.

Operating system support[edit]

Browsers are compiled to run on certain operating systems, without emulation. For a given browser/OS combination, browser support status can be one of six possibilities:

This 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 OS X did not 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 8 with Internet Explorer 10.

BrowserWindowsOS XLinuxBSDOther Unix
AmayaYesYesYesYesNo
AOL ExplorerYesNoNoNoNo
AroraYesYesYesYesYes
AvantYesNoNoNoNo
CaminoNoYesNoNoNo
ChromiumYesYesYesYesNo
DilloPartialYesYes[note 1]YesYes
DoobleYesYesYesYesYes
ELinksNoYesYesYesYes
WebNoYesYesYesYes
FlockYesYesYesYesNo
GaleonNoYesYesYesYes
Google ChromeYesYes[note 2]YesNoNo
iCabNoYesNoNoNo
Internet ExplorerIncludedDropped (5.2)NoNoDropped (5.0)[note 3]
K-MeleonYesNoNoNoNo
KonquerorPartialYesYesYesYes
LinksPartialYesYesYesYes
LunascapeYesNoNoNoNo
LynxYesYesYesYesYes
MaxthonYesYesNoNoNo
MidoriYesYesYesYesYes
Mozilla FirefoxYesYesYes[note 4]YesYes
NetSurfBetaYesYesYesYes
OmniWebNoYesNoNoNo
OperaYesYesYesYesYes
QupZillaYesYesYesYesYes
RekonqYesYesYesYesYes
SafariDropped (5.1.7)IncludedNoNoNo
SeaMonkeyYesYesYesYesYes
ShiiraNoYesNoNoNo
SleipnirYesPartialNoNoNo
Torch BrowserYesYesNoNoNo
WorldWideWeb (NeXTSTEP only)NoNoNoNoNo
w3mYesYesYesYesYes
BrowserWindowsOS XLinuxBSDOther Unix
  1. ^ Dillo is included in some Linux distributions, i.e. Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux.
  2. ^ Google Chrome is not available for PowerPC.
  3. ^ Internet Explorer for UNIX was available for Solaris and HP-UX.
  4. ^ Most Linux distributions which include a graphical user interface include a version of Firefox or a rebranded version of Firefox such as GNU IceCat.

Browser features[edit]

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

BrowserBookmark managementDownload managementPassword managing[note 1]Form managingSpell checkingSearch engine toolbarPer-site security configurationPrivacy modeAuto-updater
AmayaNoNoYesNoYesNo?NoNo
AOL ExplorerYesNoNoYesNoYes?No?
AroraYesYesYesYesNoYes?Yes?
AvantYesNoYesYesNo [note 2]Yes?No?
CaminoYesYesYesYesYesYes?NoYes
ChromiumYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
DilloPartialNoNoNoNoPartial?NoNo
DoobleYesYesYesNoNoYes?Yes?
ELinksYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo?
WebYesYesYesNoYesYes?YesYes
FlockYesYesYesYesYesYesPartial [note 3]NoYes
GaleonYesYesYesNoNoYes?NoYes
Google ChromeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes [note 4]Yes
iCabYesYesYesYesNoYes?No?
Internet ExplorerYesYesYesYesYes [note 5]YesYesYes [note 6]Yes [note 7]
Internet Explorer for MacYesYesYesYesYesYes?No?
K-MeleonYesNoYesYesNoYesYes [note 8]Yes [note 8]?
KonquerorYesYes [note 9]YesYesYesYesYes [note 10]NoPartial [note 11]
LinksYesYesNoNoNoNo?No?
LunascapeYesYesYesYesPartial[22]YesPartial[22]Partial[22]Yes[23]
LynxYesNoNoNoNo [note 12]No?No?
MaxthonYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
MidoriYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNo
MosaicYesNoNoNoNoNo?NoNo
MozillaYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Mozilla FirefoxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes [note 13]Yes
NetscapeYesYesYesYesYesYes?NoNo
Netscape BrowserYesYesYesYes?Yes?NoYes
Netscape NavigatorYesNoNoNoNoNo?NoNo
Netscape Navigator 9YesYesYesYesYesYes?NoYes
NetSurfYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
OmniWebYesYesYesYesYesYesPartial [note 14]NoYes
OperaYes [note 15]YesYesYes [note 16]YesYesYesYesYes
QupZillaYesYesYesYes [note 17]YesYesNoYesNotification only
RekonqYesYesYesYesYesYesPartialYes?
SafariYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SeaMonkeyYesYesYesYesYesYesPartial [note 3]NoYes
ShiiraYesYesYesYesYesYes?Yes?
SleipnirYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNotification only
Torch BrowserYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
WorldWideWebYesNoNoNoYesNo?NoNo
w3mYesNoNoNoNoNo?NoNo
BrowserBookmark managementDownload managementPassword managing [note 1]Form managingSpell checkingSearch engine toolbarPer-site security configurationPrivacy modeAuto-updater
  1. ^ a b In many integrated password saving tools there are often leaks that make them unsafe.[25]
  2. ^ Spell checking can be added by installing an add-on like ieSpell.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ Starting with version 4, Google Chrome can disable Cookies, Images, JavaScript, Plugins, Popups, and Geolocation individually.
  5. ^ Internet Explorer 10 supports spell checking.
  6. ^ Internet Explorer 8 supports InPrivate Browsing.
  7. ^ There is no online update facility built into IE, but it gets updated by Windows Update when enabled. As of Version 10 Consumer Preview (Beta) automatic silent update is the default setting in Internet Explorer.
  8. ^ a b Through the Privacy toolbar, K-Meleon Versions 1.5 and 1.6, can individually disable Cookies, Images, JavaScript, Popups, and Plugins (e.g. Flash and Java).
  9. ^ For the download manager kdenetwork needs to be installed.
  10. ^ Konqueror can handle per-site settings for cookies, pop-ups, JavaScript, Java and NPAPI modules (e.g. Flash).
  11. ^ Updates happen with the rest of KDE. This happens through the system package manager if used by the system. On Windows, this happens through KDE's updater.
  12. ^ Lynx is able to edit text with an external editor, which can provide spell checking.
  13. ^ Firefox 3.5 adds the Privacy mode. Older versions of Firefox can use the Stealther extension.
  14. ^ 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.[24]
  15. ^ Opera versions before 15 had bookmarks. Newer Opera versions use a different concept called "Stash" instead.
  16. ^ Opera can auto-complete forms with your personal information and website usernames. Also there is extension AutoComplete which can complete forms with form history.
  17. ^ Available as a PIM plugin which is disabled by default, but it is part of default installation.

Accessibility features[edit]

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.

BrowserTabbed browsingPop-up blocking [note 1]Incremental searchAd filteringPage zooming [note 2]Full text search of historyContent-modal dialogs[note 3]
AmayaYesN/ANoNoYesNo?
AOL ExplorerYesYesNoNoYesNo?
AroraYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
AvantYesYesNoYesYesNo?
CaminoYesYesYesYesYesNo?
ChromiumYes?Yes?Yes??
DilloYesN/ANoNoNoNoNo
DoobleYesYesYesYesYesYes?
ELinksYesN/AYesN/AN/ANo?
WebYesYesYesYes [note 4]YesYesPartial
FlockYesYesYesYesNoNo?
GaleonYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Google ChromeYesPartial [note 5]YesNo [note 6]YesYesNo[note 7]
iCabYesYesNoYesYesNo?
Internet ExplorerYes [note 8]Yes [note 9]Yes [note 10][note 11]YesYesYes [note 12] [26]No
Internet Explorer for MacNoNoNoNoNoNoN/A
K-MeleonYesYesYesNo [note 13]PartialNo?
KonquerorYesYesYesYesYesNo?
LinksNoYesYesYesNoNoN/A
LunascapeYesYesYesYesYesPartial?
LynxNoN/ANoN/AN/ANoN/A
MaxthonYesYesYesYesYesNo?
MidoriYesNoYesYesYesNo?
MosaicNoN/ANoNoNoNo?
MozillaYesYesYesYes [note 13]YesNoNo
Mozilla FirefoxYesYesYesYes [note 13]YesYesYes[note 14]
NetscapeYesYesYesNo [note 13]NoNoNo
Netscape BrowserYesYesYesNo [note 13]NoNoNo
Netscape NavigatorNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Netscape Navigator 9YesYesYesNo [note 13]NoNoNo
NetSurfYesYesYesYesYesNo?
OmniWebYesYesNoYesYesNo?
OperaYesYesYesYes [note 15]YesYesYes
QupZillaYesYesYesYesYesYesOptional [note 16]
RekonqYesYesYesYesYesYes?
SafariYesYes [note 17]YesNo [note 18]Yes [note 19]Yes (only Mac) [note 20]No
SeaMonkeyYesYesYesYes [note 13]Yes [27]NoNo
ShiiraYesYesNoNoYesNo?
SleipnirYesYesYesYesYesNo?
Torch BrowserYes?Yes?Yes??
WorldWideWebNoN/ANoNoNoNoN/A
w3mYesN/AYesNoNoNoN/A
BrowserTabbed browsingPop-up blocking [note 1]Incremental searchAd filteringPage zooming [note 2]Full text search of historyContent-modal dialogs[note 3]
  1. ^ a b A more complete list of Pop-Up blockers and addons / programs are in the following article List of pop-up blocking software.
  2. ^ a b Page zooming is different from text resizing, as it resizes not only characters, but also multimedia objects and web page layout
  3. ^ a b "Mozilla Developer Network - Using tab-modal prompts". Developer.mozilla.org. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Epiphany supports AdBlock as an official extension, in the epiphany-extensions package.
  5. ^ The option "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups" in Google Chrome, which is the default, actually allows sites to show pop-ups which are not considered harmful.
  6. ^ Ad filter support can be added by installing an extension such as AdSweep, AdThwart or Adblock Plus.
  7. ^ "Chromium Issue 456: Javascript alerts are modal to Chrome UI, not to individual tab". Code.google.com. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  8. ^ IE6 had no tabbed browsing support.
  9. ^ IE6 included pop-up blocking with Windows XP Service Pack 2 [1]
  10. ^ For IE7, several extensions are available through the Windows Marketplace [2][dead link], including "Inline Search for Internet Explorer"[3][dead link]. This function is included in IE8 [4].
  11. ^ IE8 supports incremental find.
  12. ^ Full-text history search is available through a Windows Search iFilter[26]
  13. ^ a b c d e f g Most Gecko browsers have options to block chosen images and cookies. Extended Ad filter support can be added by installing an extension such as Adblock Plus.
  14. ^ "Bug 59314 - JavaScript alerts should be content-modal, not window-modal". Bugzilla.mozilla.org. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  15. ^ Opera 9 introduced a content blocker for webpages. [5][dead link] Earlier releases support wildcard protocol/domain/path and filetype blocking using a filter.ini [6] file. More advanced Ad filtering for Opera can also be done with external software [7].
  16. ^ Requires building with "NONBLOCK_JS_DIALOGS" compile flag enabled; may cause crashes: https://github.com/QupZilla/qupzilla/blob/master/BUILDING.
  17. ^ Does not allow selective blocking of pop-ups. Safari can only block all pop-ups, or none.
  18. ^ Ad filter support can be added by installing extensions. [8][dead link] Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Page zooming supported in the iPhone version of Safari. Screen zooming is built into OS X.
  20. ^ Full-text history search is available through Spotlight, a feature of the OS X operating system.

Accessibility features (continued)[edit]

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

BrowserAccess keysTabbing navigationSpatial navigationCaret navigationSmart BookmarksMouse gestureText-to-speechVoice controlTab Stacking
AmayaYesYes?YesNoNoNoNo
AOL ExplorerYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
AroraYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
AvantYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
CaminoYesYesNoYesNo [note 1]No [note 2]NoNo
ChromiumYesYesYesYesNo [note 3]No [note 3]No [note 3]Disabled
DilloYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
DoobleYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
ELinksYesYesYes [note 4]YesYesNoNoNoNo
FlockYesYesNoYesNo [note 5]NoNoNo
Galeon?Yes?DisabledYesNoNoNo
Google ChromeYesYesYesYesYesNo [note 3]No [note 3]No [note 3]Disabled
iCabYesNoNoNoNoNo [note 2]NoNo
Internet ExplorerYesYesYesYes[note 6]No [note 7]Yes[note 8]Yes[note 9]No
K-MeleonYesYesNoDisabledYesNoNoNo
KonquerorYesYesYesYesYesYes [note 10]Depends [note 11]NoNo
LinksYesYes?YesYesNoNoNo
LunascapeNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
Lynx?NoNo?NoNoNoNo
MaxthonYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
MidoriYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
MosaicNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Mozilla FirefoxYesYesNo [note 12]YesYesNo [note 5]No[note 13]YesNo
Netscape NavigatorYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
NetSurfNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
OmniWebYesYesNoNoNo [note 1]YesYesNo
OperaYesYesYesNo [note 14]YesYesYesYesYes
QupZillaYesYesYes [note 15]YesNoYes [note 16]NoNoNo
Rekonq?Yes??Yes????
SafariYesYesYesYes (only Mac) [note 17]NoYes (only Mac) [note 1]Yes (only Mac) [note 2]Yes (only Mac) [note 2]No
SeaMonkeyYesYesNoYesYesNo [note 18]NoNoNo
Shiira?YesYesYesNoYesNoNo
SleipnirYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
Torch BrowserYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
WebYesYesNoYesYesNo [note 19]NoNoNo
WorldWideWeb????NoNoNoNo
w3m?YesYesYesNoNoNoNo
BrowserAccess keysTabbing navigationSpatial navigationCaret navigationSmart BookmarksMouse gestureText-to-speechVoice controlTab Stacking
  1. ^ a b c On Mac systems, gestures are available systemwide via multitouch sensing on trackpads and mice.
  2. ^ a b c d On OS X, text-to speech and speech recognition are available systemwide and is available from menu in native Cocoa browsers.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Google Chrome can be given these features using extensions like smooth gestures, speechify and voice control for google chrome.
  4. ^ ELinks 0.12 supports spatial navigation.
  5. ^ a b Mouse gesture support can be added by installing extensions like All-in-One Gestures (Firefox-only) [9] and Mouse Gestures [10].
  6. ^ Internet Explorer 8 supports caret browsing.
  7. ^ Mouse gesture support is available via plug-ins, i.e. Mouse Gestures for Internet Explorer or Easy Go Back.
  8. ^ TTS in Internet Explorer is available through the operating system Speech API. For TTS, SAPI takes text as input and uses the TTS engine to output that text as spoken audio. This is the same technology used by the Windows accessibility tool, Narrator. SAPI and an English TTS engine have been embedded in all Windows operating systems since the release of Windows XP.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Mouse gesture support is available system-wide in KDE
  11. ^ Text-to speech support depends on the kttsd application in the kdeaccessibility package
  12. ^ Doug Turner, the Minimo lead developer, has introduced spatial navigation to some special Firefox builds [11]. It may build as a default part of Firefox [12].
  13. ^ Firefox works with a number of screen readers such as JAWS (screen reader) and Microsoft Speech API through extensions.[which?]
  14. ^ opera : a sort of caret navigation can be enabled by a button or a shortcut [13]
  15. ^ Available as of this commit.
  16. ^ Available as a Mouse Gestures plugin which is disabled by default, but it is part of default installation.
  17. ^ On OS X systems, caret navigation (called "Full Keyboard Access") can be enabled systemwide.
  18. ^ Mouse gesture support can be added by installing extensions like Mouse Gestures Suite (Seamonkey-only) [14].
  19. ^ Web supports mouse gestures as an extension from the official extensions package.

Acid Scores[edit]

The Acid tests are online test suites to determine aspects of standards compliance, to expose web page rendering flaws, and to rate the performance of browsers. 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:

Acid2:

Acid3:

BrowserAcid1Acid2Acid3 scoreAcid3 performance
AmayaNoNoNoNo
AOL ExplorerNoNoNoNo
AroraYesYes100/100100/100
AvantNoNoNoNo
CaminoYesYes99/10099/100
ChromiumYesYes100/100100/100
Comodo DragonYesYes100/100100/100
DilloNoNoNoNo
DoobleYesYes100/100100/100
ELinksNoNoNoNo
FlockYesYes80/10080/100
Galeon?Yes72/10072/100
Google ChromeYesYes100/100[28]Yes[29]
iCab?Yes100/100100/100
Internet ExplorerYesYes100/100100/100
Internet Explorer for MacYesNoNoNo
K-MeleonYesNo59/10059/100
KonquerorYesYes91/100 (100/100)[note 1]91/100 (100/100)[note 1]
Links?NoNoNo
Lunascape?Yes100/100[30]100/100[30]
LynxNoNoNoNo
MaxthonYesYes100/100100/100
MidoriYesYesYes[31]Yes[31]
MosaicNoNoNoNo
MozillaYesNo35/10035/100
Mozilla FirefoxYesYes100/100100/100
NetscapeYesNo35/10035/100
Netscape BrowserYesNo35/10035/100
Netscape NavigatorNoNoCrashesCrashes
Netscape Navigator 9YesNo59/10059/100
NetSurfYes?NoNo
OmniWebYesYesNoNo
OperaYesYes100/100100/100
QupzillaYesYesYes[citation needed]Yes[citation needed]
RekonqYesYes100/100100/100
SafariYesYesYes[32]Yes[32]
SeaMonkeyYesYes100/100100/100
Shiira?Yes74/10074/100
SleipnirYesYesNoNo
Torch BrowserYesYes100/100100/100
WebYesYesYes[31]Yes[31]
WorldWideWebNoNoNoNo
w3mNoNoNoNo
BrowserAcid1Acid2Acid3 scoreAcid3 performance
  1. ^ a b Konqueror scores 91/100 when using KHTML and 100/100 when using WebKit but still does not pass.

HTML5 support[edit]

The specifications for HTML5 are still under development, but many current browsers already support many of the new features in the draft specifications. An HTML5 test suite is also under development that, while it does not test all of the new features nor the functionality of those it does detect, rates browsers' support. New tests are expected to be added to the suite as time goes by.[33]

BrowserHTML5test Points[34]
Apple Safari 7.0397/555
Google Chrome 33505/555
Internet Explorer 11376/555
Maxthon 4.2515/555[note 1]
Mozilla Firefox 28448/555
Opera 20496/555
  1. ^ To see Maxthon's score, click on the All browsers button on the HTML5 test page.

Web technology support[edit]

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.

BrowserCSS2.1 [note 1]FramesNav LINKs [note 2]XSLTXHTML 1.0 [note 3]XHTML 1.1 [note 3]MathMLXFormsWeb Forms 2.0VoiceXML / X+VSMILVMLCSS Presentation / projection mode[note 4]
AmayaYesNo?NoYesYesYesNoNoNo?No?
AOL ExplorerPartialYesNoYesNoNoNo [note 5]NoNoNoYes[35]Yes?
AvantPartialYes?YesNoNoNoNoNoNoYes[35]Yes?
AroraYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNo?No?
CaminoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo?
DilloPartialPartial [note 6]NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?No?
DoobleYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNo?No?
ELinksPartialYes?NoNoNoNoNoNoNo?No?
WebYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNo?No?
FlockYesYes?YesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo [note 7]
GaleonYesYes?YesYesYesYesNoNoNo?No?
Google ChromeYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo?
iCabYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?No?
Internet ExplorerYes [note 8]YesNo [note 9]YesYesYesNo [note 5]No [note 10]No [note 11]NoYes[35]Yes?
Internet Explorer for MacPartialYes?PartialNoYesNoNoNoNo???
K-MeleonYesYes?YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo?
KonquerorYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNo?No?
LinksNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?No?
LunascapeYes [38]YesDepends [note 9]YesYes [38]Yes [38]Yes [38]Yes [38]NoNoYes [38][35]Yes [38]?
LynxNoPartialYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?
MaxthonPartialYes?YesNoNoNoNoNoNoYes[35]Yes?
MidoriYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNo?NoNo[note 7]
MosaicNoNo?NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
MozillaYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo?
Mozilla FirefoxYesYesNo [note 9]YesYesYes [note 12]YesYes [note 13]YesNoYesNoNo [note 7]
NetscapeYesYes?YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo?
Netscape BrowserDepends [39]Yes?YesDepends [39]Depends [39]Depends [39]NoNoNoNoNo?
Netscape NavigatorNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?
Netscape Navigator 9YesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo?
NetSurfYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?No?
OmniWebYesYes?NoYesYesNoNoNoNo?No?
OperaYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYes[note 14]
QupZillaYesYes?YesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
SafariYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo[note 7]
SeaMonkeyYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo?
ShiiraYesYes?YesYesYesNoNoNoNo?No?
SleipnirPartialYesNo [note 9]YesNoNoNo [note 5]NoNo [note 11]NoYes[35]Yes?
Torch BrowserYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo?
WorldWideWebNoNo?NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
w3m?Yes?NoYes?No?NoNo?No?
BrowserCSS2.1 [note 1]FramesNav LINKs [note 2]XSLTXHTML 1.0 [note 3]XHTML 1.1 [note 3]MathMLXFormsWeb Forms 2.0VoiceXML / X+VSMILVMLCSS Presentation / projection mode[note 4]
  1. ^ a b 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 the W3C website. (CSS 3 is only in draft status at present.) For more detailed information please see comparison of layout engines (CSS).
  2. ^ a b c d 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).
  3. ^ a b Presentation mode is the ability to read styles targeted to the CSS projection media type.
  4. ^ a b c Available with the MathPlayer plugin.
  5. ^ Dillo displays frames as links that the user can click on.
  6. ^ a b c d S5 is a CSS/JavaScript alternative for browsers that do not support a presentation mode.
  7. ^ Microsoft claims Internet Explorer 8 has full CSS2.1 support,[36] however independent testing revealed several bugs.[37]
  8. ^ a b c d Not in standard install, but provided by extension.[15][16]
  9. ^ Available with the FormsPlayer plugin and several other plugins.
  10. ^ a b Web Forms 2.0 can be emulated in IE using DHTML behaviours, available from SourceForge.
  11. ^ XHTML1.1 includes Ruby markup (see [17]) which is not supported. There exists add-on for adding RUBY support. [18]
  12. ^ XForms is supported experimentally in nightly builds dated after 28 January 2005 [19]. Requires installation of an extension.
  13. ^ Opera switches to presentation mode on full screen. [20]

Mobile Web technology support[edit]

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.

BrowserC-HTMLHDMLI-modeXHTML Mobile ProfileWMLWBMP
Amaya????No?
AOL Explorer????No?
Avant????No?
Camino????No?
Dillo????No?
ELinks??????
Web????No?
FlockPartial [note 1]NoNoPartial [note 1]No [note 2]?
Galeon????No?
Google Chrome????No?
iCab????No?
Internet Explorer???No [note 3]No [note 3]?
Internet Explorer for Mac????No?
Internet Explorer Mobile???Yes[note 3]YesYes
K-MeleonPartial [note 1]NoNoPartial [note 1]No?
Konqueror???YesNo?
Links????No?
Lynx????No?
Maxthon????No?
Microsoft Mobile ExplorerYes [note 4]?Yes[note 4]Yes[note 4]Yes[note 4]Yes
Mosaic????No?
MozillaPartial [note 1]NoNoPartial [note 1]No [note 2]?
Mozilla FirefoxPartial [note 1]NoNoPartial [note 1]No [note 2]?
Netscape?NoNo?No?
Netscape Browser?NoNo?No?
Netscape Navigator?NoNo?No?
Netscape Navigator 9?NoNo?No?
NetSurf????No?
OmniWeb????No?
OperaYesNoYesYesYesYes
Safari????No?
SeaMonkeyPartial [note 1]NoNoPartial [note 1]No [note 2]?
Shiira????No?
Sleipnir????No?
WorldWideWebNoNoNoNoNoNo
w3m????No?
BrowserC-HTMLHDMLI-modeXHTML Mobile ProfileWMLWBMP
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 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.
  2. ^ a b c d Gecko-based browsers do not support WML natively, this issue is being discussed at bug 35995. There is an extension called wmlbrowser [21], [22] 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.
  3. ^ a b c Internet Explorer Mobile 6 supports XHTML Mobile Profile.
  4. ^ a b c d Microsoft Mobile Explorer was discontinued in 2002.[40]

Plugins and syndicated content support[edit]

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.

BrowserActiveX [note 1]NPAPI [note 1]Java [note 2]GearsRSSAtomother web feed
AmayaNo??NoNoNo?
AOL ExplorerYesNo?NoYes [note 3]Yes [note 3]?
AvantYesNo??Yes [note 3]Yes [note 3]?
CaminoNoYes??PartialPartial?
DilloNo?NoNoNoNo?
ELinksNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
WebNoYesNoNoNo [note 4]No [note 4]No
FlockNoYesNoYesYesYes?
GaleonNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Google ChromeNoYesYesYes[note 5]NoNo?
iCabNoYes??YesNo?
Internet ExplorerYesNo [note 6]NoYesYes [note 3]Yes [note 3]Yes [note 7]
Internet Explorer for MacNoYes?NoNoNoNo
K-MeleonNo?No?YesYes?
KonquerorNoYesNoNoYes [note 8]Yes [note 8]?
LinksNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
LynxNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
MaxthonYesNo??YesYes?
MosaicNoNo?NoNoNoNo
MozillaNoYesNoNoNoNo?
Mozilla FirefoxNoYesNoYesYesYes?
NetscapeNoYesNoNoNoNo?
Netscape BrowserNoYesNoNoYesYes?
Netscape NavigatorNoYesNoNoNoNo?
Netscape Navigator 9NoYesNoNoYesYes?
NetSurfNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
OmniWebNo???YesYes?
OperaNoYesNoNoYesYesNo
QupZillaNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
SafariNoYesYes[note 9]Partial[note 10]NoNo?
SeaMonkeyNoYesNoYesYesYes?
ShiiraNo???YesYes?
SleipnirYes??YesYes [note 3]Yes [note 3]?
WorldWideWebNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
w3mNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
BrowserActiveX [note 1]NPAPI [note 1]JavaGearsRSSAtomother web feed
  1. ^ a b c d 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.
  2. ^ Java support is for built-in support by the browser without a plugin.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Internet Explorer 7 and later
  4. ^ a b RSS and ATOM feed autodetection in Epiphany depends on the Newsfeed extension which is included with Epiphany-extensions.
  5. ^ Except on linux
  6. ^ 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.[41][42][43]
  7. ^ Internet Explorer 8 supports syndicated content in hAtom / hSlice microformat by the name of a feature known as Web Slices.
  8. ^ a b RSS and ATOM feed autodetection in Konqueror depends on the aKregator package which is installed with kdepim.
  9. ^ Safari has Java only on OS X. Safari for Windows needs a plugin.
  10. ^ Safari has Gears only on OS X 10.4+. Windows is not supported

JavaScript support[edit]

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.

BrowserJavaScriptECMAScript 3DOM 1DOM 2DOM 3XPathDHTMLXMLHttpRequestRich editing
AmayaNo [note 1]No [note 1]No [note 1]NoNoNoNoNoNo
AOL ExplorerYesYesPartialYesNoNoYesYesYes
AvantYesYesPartialNoNoNoYesYesYes
CaminoYesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
DilloNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
ELinksPartialPartialNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
WebYesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
FlockYesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
GaleonYesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
Google ChromeYesYesYesYesPartialYesYesYesYes
iCabYesYesPartialPartialNoNoYesYesNo
Internet ExplorerYesYesYesYes [note 3]PartialYesYesYesYes
Internet Explorer for MacYesYesPartialNoNoNoYesNoNo
K-MeleonYesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
KonquerorYesYesYesYesPartialNoYesYesNo
LinksNo [note 4]NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
LynxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
MaxthonYesYesPartialNoNoYesYesYesYes
MidoriYesYesYesYesPartial [note 5]Yes [note 5]YesYesYes
MosaicNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
MozillaYesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
Mozilla FirefoxYesYesYesYesPartial [note 2]YesYesYesYes
NetscapeYesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
Netscape BrowserYesYesDepends [39]Depends [39]No [note 2]Depends [39]YesYesYes
Netscape NavigatorYesPartialNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Netscape Navigator 9YesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
NetSurfNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
OmniWebYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNo
OperaYesYesYesYesPartialYesYesYesYes
QupZillaYesYesYesYesPartialYesYesYesYes
SafariYesYesYesYesPartial [note 5]YesYesYesYes
SeaMonkeyYesYesYesYesNo [note 2]YesYesYesYes
ShiiraYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
SleipnirYesYesPartialNo [note 3]NoYesYesYesYes
WorldWideWebNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
w3mNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
BrowserJavaScriptECMAScript 3DOM 1DOM 2DOM 3XPathDHTMLXMLHttpRequestRich editing
  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 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.
  3. ^ a b Internet Explorer 5 and above has its own event registration model and its own style sheets model, but these are incompatible with DOM 2.
  4. ^ Support for JavaScript has been removed in version 2.1pre29 (change log)
  5. ^ a b c SVG / XPath / (partial) DOM 3 is only available in the WebKit nightlies so far.

See what parts of DOM your browser supports

Protocol support[edit]

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.

BrowserHTTPE-mail [note 1]FTP [note 2]NNTP (Usenet[note 3]SSLEVIRCGopherIDNdata:URIBitTorrentIPv6Proxy possibilities
AmayaYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?NoNo??
AOL ExplorerYesNoYesNoYes [note 4]YesNoNo [note 5]No [note 6]NoNoYes?
AvantYesNoYesNoYes[note 4]YesNoNo [note 5]No [note 6]NoNoYes?
CaminoYesNoYesNoYes?NoYesYesYesNoYes?
DilloYesNoYesNoNo [note 7]NoNoNoNoYesNoYes?
ELinksYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesPartial[note 8]
WebYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesPartial[note 8]
FlockYesNoYesNoYes?No [note 9]YesYesYesNoYes?
GaleonYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes
Google ChromeYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNo?Yes
iCabYesNoYesNoYes?NoNoYesNoNoYes?
Internet ExplorerYesNoYesNoYes [note 4]YesNoDropped [note 5]Yes [note 6]Partial [note 10]NoYesYes
Internet Explorer for MacYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNo??
K-MeleonYesNoYesNoYes?NoYesYesYesNoYes?
KonquerorYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo [note 11]YesYesYesYesYes
LinksYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPartial[note 8]
LynxYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYes?NoNoYesPartial[note 8]
MaxthonYesNoYesNoYes [note 4]YesNoNo [note 5]Yes [note 6]NoNoYesYes
MosaicPartial [note 12]NoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo?
MozillaYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes [note 13]YesNoNoYes
Mozilla FirefoxYesNoYesNo [note 14]YesYesNo [note 9]Dropped [note 15]Yes [note 13]YesNo [note 16]YesYes
NetscapeYesYesYesYesYesNoNo [note 9]YesYesYesNo??
Netscape BrowserYesNoYesNoYesNoNoDepends [39]Depends [39]Depends [39]No??
Netscape NavigatorYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNo??
Netscape Navigator 9YesNoYesNoYesNoNo [note 9]YesYes [note 13]YesNoYes?
NetSurfYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes?
OmniWebYesNoYesNoYes?NoYes[45]YesYesNoYes?
OperaYesVersions 12.16 and earlier onlyYesYesYesYesYesNo [note 17]YesYesYesYesYes
QupZillaYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYes
SafariYesNoPartialNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYes
SeaMonkeyYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes [note 13]YesNoYesYes
ShiiraYesNo??Yes?NoNoYes?NoYes?
SleipnirYesNoYesNoYes [note 4]YesNoNo [note 5]Yes [note 6]NoNoYes?
WorldWideWebYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?
w3mYesNoYesNoYes?NoYes??NoYes?
BrowserHTTPE-mail [note 1]FTP [note 2]NNTP (Usenet[note 3]SSLEVIRCGopherIDNdata:URIBitTorrentIPv6Proxy possibilities
  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ a b c d e Support for 256-bit ciphers (AES for example) for SSL/TLS is only available in Windows Vista and above[46][47]
  5. ^ a b c d e Internet Explorer 7 has no support of gopher; gopher support is disabled in IE6
  6. ^ a b c d e Internet Explorer 7 and later support IDN, [23]. IE6 IDN support can be added by installing VeriSign i-Nav Plug-In.
  7. ^ Dillo has experimental SSL integration that is by standard turned off.[24] There is no certificate caching and NO AUTHENTICATION performed.
  8. ^ a b c d Respects system-wide proxy settings.
  9. ^ a b c d IRC support can be added by installing ChatZilla.
  10. ^ 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.[44]
  11. ^ Konqueror has full Gopher support when the kgopher KIO plugin is installed.
  12. ^ Mosaic reached only HTTP 0.9 compliance, and does not support secure communications in any way.
  13. ^ a b c d For security reasons, IDN domains are displayed as punycode if they contain certain characters or if the top level domain has not been whitelisted [25].
  14. ^ NNTP support can be added by installing the add-on infoRSS.
  15. ^ Firefox support for the Gopher protocol will be dropped in Firefox 4 (Gecko 1.9.3) per bug 388195.
  16. ^ Using third party extension FireTorrent [26]
  17. ^ Includes a proxy capability for gopher support.

Image format support[edit]

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.

BrowserJPEGJPEG 2000JPEG XRGIFPNGAPNGMNGTIFF [note 1]SVG [note 2]PDF [note 3]2D CanvasXBMBMP
AmayaYes?NoYesYesNoNoYesPartialNoNo??
AOL ExplorerYesNoNoYesPartial [note 4]NoNodisableNoNoNo [note 5]No [note 6]?
AvantYesNoNoYesYesNoNodisablePartialNoYesNo [note 6]?
CaminoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoPartial [note 7]NoNoYes?
ChromiumYes??YesYesNo [note 8]??PartialNoYes?Yes
DilloYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?
ELinksNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo?
WebYesNoNoYesYesDroppedNoNoPartialNo [note 9]Yes [note 10]Yes?
FlockYesNoNoYesYesDroppedNoNoPartial [note 7]NoYesYes?
GaleonYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYes?
Google ChromeYesNoNo[48]YesYesNoNoNoPartialYesYesYesYes
iCabYes?NoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNo??
Internet ExplorerYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesPartialNoYes ,[49][note 5]Dropped [note 6]Yes
Internet Explorer for MacYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo??
K-MeleonYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo??
KonquerorYesYes [note 11]NoYesYesNoYesYesPartial [note 12]Yes [note 13]Yes?Yes
LinksYes?NoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYes?
LynxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
MaxthonYesNoNoYesYesNoNodisablePartialNoYesNo [note 6]Yes
MidoriYesYes [note 14]NoYesYesNoNoYesPartial [note 15]NoYesYes?
MosaicYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYes?
MozillaYesNoNoYesYesNoDropped [note 16]NoNoNoNoYes?
Mozilla FirefoxYesNo[50]No[51]YesYesYes [note 17]No[52]No[53]Partial [note 7]YesYesDropped [note 18]Yes
NetscapeYesNoNoYesYesNoDropped [note 19]NoNoNoNoYes?
Netscape BrowserYesNoNoYesDepends [39]NoNoNoNoNoNoYes?
Netscape NavigatorYesNoNoPartial32-bit version onlyNoNoNoNoNoNoYes?
Netscape Navigator 9YesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoPartialNoYesYes?
NetSurfYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoPartialNoNoNo?
OmniWebYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesPartialNoNoYes?
OperaYesNoNoYesYesDroppedNoNoPartial [note 20]NoYesYesYes
QupZillaYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesPartial [note 21]NoYesYesYes
SafariYesYes [note 14]NoYesYesNoNoYesPartial [note 15]Yes (Mac only)YesYesYes
SeaMonkeyYesNoNoYesYesYes [note 17]NoNoPartial [note 7]No [note 9]YesYesYes
ShiiraYes?NoYesYesNoNoYesPartialNoPartialYes?
SleipnirYesNoNoYesPartial [note 4]NoNodisableNoNoNo [note 5]No [note 6]?
Torch BrowserYes??YesYesNo [note 8]??PartialNoYes?Yes
WorldWideWeb?NoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNo??
w3mYesNoNoYesYesNo????No??
BrowserJPEGJPEG 2000JPEG XRGIFPNGAPNGMNGTIFF [note 1]SVG [note 2]PDF [note 3]2D CanvasXBMBMP
  1. ^ a b Although it was one of the first suggested WWW image formats, most browsers support TIFF by using a plugin installed by the user instead of decoding it natively.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b 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 OS X.
  4. ^ a b Internet Explorer supports PNG images but is unable to correctly display images with gamma correction or color correction.[citation needed] Versions of Internet Explorer prior to version 7 are unable to correctly display images with alpha channel (for transparency) without additional coding [27].
  5. ^ a b c Support for the canvas element was added to Internet Explorer 9. Earlier versions of Internet Explorer can be made to emulate canvas using the excanvas script.
  6. ^ a b c d e Internet Explorer support for XBM files was removed in Version 6.
  7. ^ a b c d Firefox and SeaMonkey partially support SVG 1.1 Full. Modules that are implemented or not implemented and details of their implementation: [28].
  8. ^ a b Chromium does not support APNG. A bug report is available [29]. There is also a plugin Animated Portable Network Graphics#Application supportavailable.
  9. ^ a b 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.
  10. ^ Support for these features depends on the version of the Gecko rendering engine that Epiphany was built with.
  11. ^ Konqueror supports JPEG2000 if KDE's viewer is compiled with Jasper library.
  12. ^ KDE has developed its own SVG plugin for Konqueror, known as KSVG [30]. KSVG1 development has ended, but work on the next-generation KDOM-based KSVG2 has been very active [31]. KSVG2 is slated to be moved into the core KDE [32] meaning at some point KSVG2 should become part of Konqueror.
  13. ^ Inline PDF viewing in Konqueror requires KPDF which is included in kdegraphics.
  14. ^ a b Safari supports JPEG2000 through QuickTime plugin, which is an optional software bundle for Safari installation on Windows, and an integrated component in OS X.
  15. ^ a b Safari 3 is able to render SVG documents, but not fully [33].
  16. ^ Support of MNG/JNG was dropped since 6 June 2003 [34] [35]. There are unofficial obsolete builds with MNG/JNG called Mngzilla [36].
  17. ^ a b Mozilla applications rebranded by the Debian project, such as GNU IceCat or Iceape do not support APNG.
  18. ^ In Gecko 1.9.2 (Firefox 3.6) XBM support was dropped.
  19. ^ Netscape 6.0, 6.01 and 7.0 included native support for MNG until the code was removed in 2003 due to code size and little actual usage.
  20. ^ Opera supports SVG 1.1 Basic.[37]
  21. ^ QupZilla supports as much SVG specification as WebKit does: [38].

Native multimedia support[edit]

Internationalization[edit]

Most browsers are available in more than one language.

BrowserLanguagesTotal
Amaya[54][55]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), Dutch (du), Ukrainian (uk)18
AOL ExplorerEnglish (en), French (fr), German (de)3
AvantEnglish (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[56]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) (nb), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Portuguese (pt), Slovak (sk), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv)17
Dillo[57]English (en), Japanese (ja), Polish (pl), Russian (ru)4
ELinks[58]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
Web[59]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) (nb), 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[60]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
GaleonAmharic (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) (nb), 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 ChromeArabic (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), Kanada, Korean (ko), Latvian (lv), Lithuanian (lt), Malayalam (ml), 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 (vi)[61]50
iCab[62]German (de), English (en), Japanese (ja), Danish (da), French (fr), Spanish (es), Russian (ru), Norwegian (no), Chinese (Simplified) (zh)9
Internet Explorer[63]Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Azeri, Bangla (Bangladesh), Basque, Bengali (India/Cyrillic/Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong SAR/Simplified/Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, KiSwahili, Konkani, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay (Brunei Darussalam/Malaysia), Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian (Bokmål/Nynorsk), Oriya, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil/Portugal), Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Sesotho, Setswana, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yoruba93
Internet Explorer for MacGerman (de), English (en), Spanish (es), French (fr), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Swedish (sv)7
K-Meleon[64]English (en), German (de), Spanish (es), French (fr), Russian (ru)5
KonquerorAfrikaans (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) (nb), 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
LinksBelarusian (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
LunascapeChinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Portuguese (pt), Russian (ru), Spanish (es)11
LynxCatalan (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
MaxthonArabic (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
MosaicEnglish (en)1
MozillaCatalan (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[65]Acholi (ach), Afrikaans (af), Akan (ak), Albanian (sq), Arabic (ar), Armenian (hy), Assamese (as), Asturian (ast), Basque (eu), Belarusian (be), Bengali (India and Bangladesh) (bn), Bosnian (bs), Breton (br), Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (Britain, South Africa, and US) (en), Esperanto (eo), Estonian (et), Finnish (fi), Fula (ff), French (fr), Frisian (fy), Friulian (fur) 1, Gaelic (gd), 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), Kashubian (csb), Khmer (km), Kazakh (kk), Korean (ko), Kurdish (ku), Latvian (lv), Ligurian (lig), Lithuanian (lt), Luganda (lg), Macedonian (mk), Maithili (mai), Malayalam (ml), Marathi (mr), Northern Sotho (nso), Mongolian (mn) 2, Norwegian (Bokmål) (nb), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Occitan (oc), Oriya (or), Persian (fa), Polish (pl), Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal) (pt), Punjabi (pa), Romanian (ro), Romansh (rm), Russian (ru), Serbian (sr), Sinhala (si), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Songhai (son), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Spain) (es), Swedish (sv), Tamil (ta), Tamil (Sri Lanka) (ta), Tatar (tt) 1, Telugu (te), Thai (th), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Vietnamese (vi), Welsh (cy), Zulu (zu)94
Netscape[66]Chinese (zh), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Japanese (ja), Portuguese (pt), Spanish (es)7
Netscape BrowserEnglish (en), English (Canadian) (en)2
Netscape Navigator[67]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
Netscape Navigator 9English (en)1
NetSurfDutch (nl), English (en), French (fr), German (de)4
OmniWeb[68]Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Japanese (ja), Swedish (sv)7
Opera[69]Afrikaans (af), Azerbaijani (az), Belarusian (be), Bengali (bn), Bulgarian (bg), 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), Malay (ms), Montenegrin, Norwegian (Bokmål) (nb), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (nn), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt, pt-BR), Punjabi (pa), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Serbian (sr), Slovak (sk), Spanish (es-ES, es-LA), Swedish (sv), Tagalog (tl), Tamil (ta), Thai (th), Telugu (te), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Uzbek (uz), Vietnamese (vi), Zulu (zu)51
QupZilla[70]Arabic (ar), Basque (eu), Bulgarian (bg), Catalan (ca), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), Czech (cz), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en), French (fr), Galician (gl), Ganda (lg), Georgian (ka), German (de), Greek (el), Hebrew (he), Hungarian (hu), Indonesian (id), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), N'ko (nqo), Norwegian Bokmål (nb), Persian (fa), Polish (pl), Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal) (pt), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Serbian (sr), Slovak (sk), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk)33
SafariDutch (nl), English (en), French (fr), German (de), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Spanish (es), Danish (da), Finnish (fi), Korean (ko), Norwegian (no), Portuguese (pt), Russian (ru), Swedish (sv), Chinese (zh)15
SeaMonkey[71]Belarusian (be), Catalan (ca), Chinese (Simplified), Czech (cs), Dutch (nl), English (en-GB, en-US), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Galician (gl), Georgian (ka), German (de), Hungarian (hu), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Lithuanian (lt), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Spanish (es-ES, es-LA), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr)23
ShiiraChinese (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
SleipnirChinese (Simplified and Traditional) (zh), English (en), Japanese (ja)3
Torch BrowserEnglish (en), French (fr), Spanish es), Turkish (tr), Italian (it), Portuguese (pt), and German (de).7
WorldWideWebEnglish (en)1
w3mEnglish (en), French (fr), German (de), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Spanish (es), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Swedish (sv)9
BrowserLanguagesTotal

Note (1):Officially endorsed language pack

Note (2):Dropped in release builds of Mozilla Firefox 3.6+ due to collaboration difficulties[72] but has been available in beta form since Mozilla Firefox 7[73]

Security and vulnerabilities[edit]

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

BrowserKnown unpatched vulnerabilities
Secunia
Extremely critical
(number / oldest)
Highly critical
(number / oldest)
Moderately critical
(number / oldest)
Less critical
(number / oldest)
Not critical
(number / oldest)
Google Chrome 3300000
Internet Explorer 6004
17 November 2004;
9 years ago
 (2004-11-17)
8
27 February 2004;
10 years ago
 (2004-02-27)
12
5 June 2003;
10 years ago
 (2003-06-05)
Internet Explorer 7001
30 October 2006;
7 years ago
 (2006-10-30)
4
6 June 2006;
7 years ago
 (2006-06-06)
9
5 June 2003;
10 years ago
 (2003-06-05)
Internet Explorer 80001
26 February 2007;
7 years ago
 (2007-02-26)
8
5 June 2003;
10 years ago
 (2003-06-05)
Internet Explorer 900002
6 December 2011;
2 years ago
 (2011-12-06)
Internet Explorer 1000001
6 May 2013;
10 months ago
 (2013-05-06)
Internet Explorer 1100001
6 May 2013;
10 months ago
 (2013-05-06)
Firefox 2700000
SeaMonkey 200000
Opera 1900000
Safari 700000
BrowserExtremely critical
(number / oldest)
Highly critical
(number / oldest)
Moderately critical
(number / oldest)
Less critical
(number / oldest)
Not critical
(number / oldest)
Secunia
Known unpatched vulnerabilities

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