The Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism by H.D. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati (the most important site on Hinduism, the Upanishads, modern Physics, Bhartiya, Sanatan Dharm and more)

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"Web Standards" are created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) — the people who invented the web itself. The W3C created these standards so the web would work better for everyone. New browsers, mainly, support these W3C standards; old browsers, mainly, don’t.

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Internet Explorer 6 for Windows delivers fine support for important W3C standards and this site is most optimized for this browser. The browser is available free of charge. By default, JavaScript will be enabled. We highly recommend downloading and installing this browser.

Internet Explorer 5 Macintosh Edition, released in March 2000, provides superb support for key web standards (CSS, HTML, XHTML, PNG, ECMA-262, DOM1HTML) and an elegant user experience. IE5.1, released December 2001, improves on its predecessor. The browser is available free of charge.

Netscape 7 Although not as good at rendering many advanced web design features, this browser generally complies with important Web standards. The browser is available free of charge. Netscape 7 fixes bugs in earlier releases, and adds support for Mac OSX.

Opera 6 for Windows, released 13 November 2001, supports many key web standards and a variety of computing platforms. Its lead designer was the chief author of the CSS-1 standard. The browser, which works well even on older PCs with limited power, is available free of charge. (A pay version is also available.) Opera supports Windows, Linux (beta, but works very well), Mac OS (beta, but works very well), and will soon support the OS/2, EPOC, and BeOS platforms.

Konqueror is a full–featured, modern graphical browser for Unix/Linux, with excellent support for web standards including HTML 4, CSS-1, ECMAScript, and the DOM Level 1, and partial support for XML and CSS-2. The current version is not at the same level of compliance, however, as Mozilla, IE, and Opera, and some sites may display incorrectly in Konqueror as a result.

The IBM Web Browser is based on Netscape's open source Mozilla project (see above), and offers excellent standards support for folks using IBM's OS2/Warp and Workspace On–Demand.

NOTE: OmniWeb, a promising new browser for Mac OS X, has been excluded from this list because its standards compliance is not optimal at this time. Omniweb has been much praised for its elegant interface and superb anti-aliasing of text, and its support for Unicode and international character sets is unparalleled (only Mozilla comes close). Unfortunately, Omniweb’s support for important web standards like CSS1 and the DOM is so poor as to make it unusable.