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October 19, 2009

Google explains the definition of a browser

When it comes to explaining about the web browsers, most of the times we skip it off. There are a lot of questions which many of us don't know. To name some of them,
  • What is a browser?
  • What a browser does?
  • Why do we need a web browser?

"A web browser in it's simplest meaning is the software used to view HTML documents."

Wikipedia definition of a web browser says,

"A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and may be a web page, image, video, or other piece of content.[1] Hyperlinks present in resources enable users to easily navigate their browsers to related resources. Although browsers are primarily intended to access the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by web servers in private networks or files in file systems."

Many of us are still not aware of what a browser is. To provide answers to all the above questions, Google has created a site called, WhatBrowser.org, that gives even more information about browsers.

WhatBrowser.org, displays the information of the browser you're using. You can explore links to browser diagnostic tests and read some useful tips for getting the most out of your browser.

List of some most used web browsers
There are a lot of web browsers to search for the HTML documents on the web. To name some of most used ones,
The numerals above indicate the latest version for the respective browser.

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