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|Google Chrome||24.0.1312.57||with the Java 1.7.0_51 JRE (Java Runtime Environment). Frequently updated. Has no edit source button. Slow starting when fiddles with a proxy. Flaky support of Applets and Java Web Start. Poor downloading. Handles foreign language sites particularly well since it integrates with Google Translate. Best for interacting with Google. BrowserMark rates this as the fastest browser. Good for ecommerce. Can’t print white writing on a black background.|
|Firefox||27.0.1||with the Java 1.7.0_51 JRE. Its support of Java is erratic. Most widely supported next to IE. Many add-ins. Very fast rendering. Weak on table rendering. Best for printing. Fairly slow to start up.|
|SeaMonkey||2.24||with the Java 1.7.0_51 JRE. Similar to Firefox, with integrated Email.|
|Safari||5.1.7||with the Java 1.7.0_51 JRE. For both Macs and PCs. Some rendering problems. Simple and stripped down.|
|Opera||16.0.1196.62||with the Java 1.7.0_51 JRE. Comes in both 32 and 64-bit versions. For printing, I flip to Firefox. For ecommence I flip to Chrome. Some sites claim they do not support it. Not good for filling in forms or web commerce. Many sites are incompatible. Light and fast. Been very buggy in recent releases, so I have stopped using it.|
|IE10||10.0.9200.16521||with the Java 1.7.0_51 JRE. Not recommended. This browser is hopeless at Java, especially the 64-bit version. However, some websites will work with no other browser.|
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Opera: ignores <col format settings for table columns. Ignores CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) max-width property. Does not support CSS overflow to permit scrolling tables. Can’t access a printer to print a selection in Vista.
Netscape: Does not display borders on Applets.
Firefox: Does not display borders on Applets. Ignores <col class and alignment settings for table columns.
Mozilla: Does not display borders on Applets.
SeaMonkey: draws boxes needlessly around links that consist of an image plus text.
Internet Explorer: does not render *.png image files with transparent backgrounds properly. In the latest update of IE (Internet Explorer), it won’t render Applets unless you click on them. This makes Applets like CurrCon which displays all the prices on a page in your local currency useless. This is just another part of Microsoft’s dirty war against Java.
Report bugs to the vendors in their support forums. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Officially, browsers are not supposed to support <col class= command out of some some idiotic prissiness. Some browsers support it anyway out of common sense.
|Browser Colgroup Support|
Those browsers marked with an x all have a bug. They will not render <col class="xxxx">s correctly. The ones with a tick render it correctly. The Opera people say this is a feature not a bug. The language lawyers claim the W3 spec says that the browser is supposed to ignore the color attribute from the <col class. Logically, I think the <col styles should apply to the entire column, but not to <th rows. In addition Firefox, SeaMonkey, Safari and Flock also ignore the <col align attribute. Opera and IE render it properly.
Firefox, SeaMonkey and Opera support almost all the HTML5 entities. Chrome and Safari support many of them.
|Style Test||Alignment Test|
|On Every row||style||alignment|
If both cells in the left hand Style Test column are the same colour, then your browser (the one you are using now to view this page) supports <col class=.
If both cells in the right hand Alignment Test column right-align, then your browser supports <col align= correctly.
Dreamweaver lets you apply a css style to all rows individually. Last revised/verified: 2014-03-06
If HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) were a compact, preparsed binary format, that would eliminate nearly all of the malformed HTML in the universe. That would also mean it would be much likely if a document were tested on only one browser, it would render properly on all of them, or at least most of them. As a side effect it would dowload twice as fast, and render more quickly.
If you are in a browser you have to enable to console before you can see it. Avant and Chrome do not support Java, or more precisely, their support does not work. Safari does support the Java console. Browsers no longer have menu-items to engage and disengage the console. You do it in the Java Control Panel.
In Mac OS Leopard, you also have to enable the console on the Java Preferences Application.
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