browser


browser
/brow"zeuhr/, n.
1. a person or thing that browses.
2. Computers. an application program that allows the user to examine encoded documents in a form suitable for display, esp. such a program for use on the World Wide Web.

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Software that allows a computer user to find and view information on the Internet.

The first text-based browser for the World Wide Web became available in 1991; Web use expanded rapidly after the release in 1993 of a browser called Mosaic, which used "point-and-click" graphical manipulations. Such Web browsers interpret the HTML tags in downloaded documents and format the displayed data according to a set of standard style rules. Netscape Navigator became the dominant Web browser soon after its release in 1994; Microsoft's Internet Explorer was introduced a year later and has become widespread.

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       software that allows a computer user to find and view information on the Internet. The first text-based browser for the World Wide Web became available in 1991; Web use expanded rapidly after the release in 1993 of a browser called Mosaic, which used “point-and-click” graphical manipulations. Such Web browsers interpret the HTML tags in downloaded documents and format the displayed data according to a set of standard style rules. Netscape Navigator became the dominant Web browser soon after its release in 1994; Microsoft's Internet Explorer was introduced a year later and has become widespread.

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