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Why did XML lose out to XHTML, then HTML 5, on the web?

I started my web design career back in the late 90s, and at that time web page technologies seemed to be in a state of flux. In particular, I remember a transitional period prior to widespread ...
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Where can I find the code of the ancestors of the WebKit family of web browsers?

I want to trace the development of the web browser back to the earliest point. The code that would become WebKit began in 1998 as the KDE HTML (KHTML) layout engine and KDE JavaScript (KJS) engine. --...
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Why was there never added C/C++ (native) support to HTML web pages? [closed]

I wonder why they never added an interface to run native code (for example assembly/C/C++/Rust...) to HTML web pages? Because without it CPU intense games will never run in the browser. Some people ...
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When did HTTP start compressing text?

HTML tends to compress well, typically consisting of text interspersed with repetitive tags. Transparently compressing it for download is a fairly obvious optimization to save bandwidth. When did Web ...
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Detect ancient web browser server-side to present appropriate HTML?

I am a web developer currently writing my own site (fullstack). There are methods for identifying the browsers users use to interact with the site. I would like to prepare the server to offer a cut-...
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Why doesn't `` open in Internet Explorer 6, when Internet Explorer 6 supposedly supports TLS 1.0?

Internet Explorer 6 supports TLS 1.0. However, for some reason that escapes me, (which is supposed to test whether a browser supports TLS v1.0) fails to open in ...
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How can I visit HTTPS websites in old web browsers?

I'm having trouble accessing HTTPS websites using Netscape Communicator 4.8. This is the error message I get: Is there a way I can configure some sort of proxy that will allow me to access HTTPS ...
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Latest web browser compatible with Windows 95 / 98

Do you know which is the latest web browser compatible with Windows 95 / 98? At the moment I have an Opera 10 working fine; it is very lightweight but very outdated. I assume that software that works ...
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