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Re: tlug: alternative browser?

On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, Shimpei Yamashita wrote:
> Opera (I've never looked into this)
> Of these choices, Opera is supposed to be quite good, and Mozilla is
> promising but is still a bit quirky (it is still alpha, after all).
> SSL support is missing from most of them, however, so you may have to
> continue using Netscape to get to secure sites.

Opera is very good, especially in terms of its small footprint and its
handling of web standards (esp style sheets), but it's intl support is a
little flakey.

In other words, it supports Western European languages well, but while
it's possible to do Japanese, it gets spooked easily.

I've never used the Linux version though-- only the BeOS (beta) and the
Windows version. I liked it a lot.

Also, Opera is not free-- once you download it, it will expire in 30 days
without a license key.
Shimpei also forgot to mention Amaya, which is more oriented towards
developers of standards-based HTML rather than real-world screwed-up HTML
(which it chokes on often), but it does work, and it's very original in
its style. Also, you can work with bleeding edge stuff like MathML. Amaya
is available from Amaya completely chokes on Japanese,

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