Web browser

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A web browser is a piece of software that gives users the ability to access websites and web pages. These pages contain text, images and other information. This information is made available on the Internet and World Wide Web.

Web browsers work by fetching web pages from a web server using HTTP.

Examples

Popular browsers include:

Features

While browsers vary greatly in features and standards-compliance, they usually have the following in common:

  • An address bar or location bar, which is typically located near the top of the browser and displays the URL of the current page. You can visit a new page by typing its URL into the address bar.
  • Basic browser navigation buttons, such as Back, Forward, Reload/Refresh, Stop, and Home
  • Ability to display basic (X)HTML (with varying levels of CSS support)