NetSurf is a lightweight web browser which sports its own layout and rendering engine written entirely from scratch.
NetSurf is designed to be lightweight and portable, supporting both mainstream systems (e.g. Mac OS X and Unix-like) and older or uncommon platforms.
This is free and open source software.
- Implements most of the HTML 4 and CSS 2.1 specifications using its own bespoke layout engine. Most CSS 3 selectors are implemented.
- Uses Hubbub, an HTML parser that follows the work-in-progress HTML5 specification.
- Renders GIF, JPEG, PNG and BMP images, as well as formats native to RISC OS, including Sprite, Draw and ArtWorks files.
- HTTPS for secure online transactions.
- Unicode text.
- Web page thumbnailing.
- Local history trees.
- URL completion.
- Scale view.
- Full screen mode.
- Hotlist provides a convenient way of storing these addresses (URLs).
- Keyboard shortcuts.
- Framebuffer frontend available.
- No particular operating system or GUI toolkit requirements.
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