Hypertext/web browser for Windows 3.0?

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Tootles
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Hypertext/web browser for Windows 3.0?

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Is there such a thing? It would be cool to look at .
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Post by betaluva »

what about netscape navigator 4.8 , do a searcjh on google for a download link.

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betaluva wrote:what about netscape navigator 4.8 , do a searcjh on google for a download link.
Did you read the title of the topic? He's asking for a Web Browser for Windows 3.0, NOT 3.1. And besides, I'm not sure if Netscape Navigator 4.8 will even work with Windows 3.1.

Anyway, Mosiac might work, however, I don't know much about it.

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"Requires a newer version of Windows..." I think Mosaic was the earliest Windows browser, too, wasn't it?

How about writing a simple HTML rendering engine for Windows 3, using VB or something like that?
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marktuson wrote:"Requires a newer version of Windows..." I think Mosaic was the earliest Windows browser, too, wasn't it?

How about writing a simple HTML rendering engine for Windows 3, using VB or something like that?
Before you decide that NCSA Mosiac is incompatible with Windows 3.0, are you sure it's NCSA Mosiac or Mosiac Netscape? Also, you could try replacing some files in Windows 3.0 with files from Windows 3.1. If you want to do this, add/replace the files listed below:
GDI.EXE
USER.EXE
SHELL.DLL
VER.DLL

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Thanks, I'll give that a go.

I think I'm capable of distinguishing between two things that don't even vaguely look similar.
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@winpc, sorry i musnt be a windows 3 guru like you.

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marktuson wrote:"Requires a newer version of Windows..." I think Mosaic was the earliest Windows browser, too, wasn't it?

How about writing a simple HTML rendering engine for Windows 3, using VB or something like that?
Ok, firstly, Even if you used VB, it would be VB3, which is more or less just a binary script... no support for activex controls. Secondly, whipping up a "simple" rendering engine can take months. If you ever seen a VB app do it, it is because they are embedding another browser.

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Post by hypr »

I seen older browsers work with 3.1, you may hafta go down to 3.0 or 2.0 of Netscape or IE

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hypr wrote:I seen older browsers work with 3.1, you may hafta go down to 3.0 or 2.0 of Netscape or IE
Again, he's talking about Windows 3.0, NOT Windows 3.1.

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Post by milatchi »

The Mosaic history page doesn't specifically say anything about the requirements for the pre 2.x versions of the browser. So your best bet might be to try one of the first three versions (0.6, 0.7, 1.0) listed on this page.

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marktuson wrote:"Requires a newer version of Windows..." I think Mosaic

Didn't see this initially.
But if you didn't find or try the pre 2.x versions then try the above link.
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