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3. Browsers allow a user to create and maintain a personal hotlist of favorite
URL addresses of server computers that the user is likely to frequently visit in
future. A user's hotlist is stored on his/her local web client computer. Browsers
provide hotlist commands to allow the user to add, delete, update URL addresses
in the hotlist and to select an URL address of a server computer from the hotlist
when the user wants to visit that server computer.
4. Many browsers have a "history" feature. These browsers maintain a history of
the server computers visited in a surfing session. That is, they save (cache) in the
local computer's memory, the URL addresses of the server computers visited
during a surfing session, so that if the user wants to go back to an already visited
server later on (in the same surfing session), the link is still available in the local
5. Browsers allow a user to download (copy from a server computer to the local
computer's hard disk) information in various formats (i.e., as a text file, as an
HTML file, or as a PostScript file). The downloaded information can be later (not
necessarily in the same surfing session) used by the user. For example,
downloaded information saved, as a PostScript file can be later printed on a
PostScript-compatible printer, where even the graphics will be properly
Browsers come in various forms and capabilities. The currently available browsers
can be broadly classified into the following three types:
1. Line browsers,
2. Graphical browsers, and
3. Java-enabled browsers.
They are described below.
A line browser is a text-based browser that provides command-line interface to its
users. That is, line browsers are capable of displaying only plain text. They denote
a hypertext link either by using numbers in brackets like this , or by using
boldface type like this. Line browsers that use the latter approach to denote a
hypertext link are known as Lynx browser and are the most common lin...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14