Edition 03 of the Astronomy On-line Newspaper

Web Browsers: The Next Generation

The Web is moving fast and compared to human life with it's 25 years of succession a new generation of Web browsers is given birth nearly every 10 months.

Currently the 3rd generation of Web browsers is shipping and although in the design phase of Astronomy On-line (AOL) Web pages compatability with old (Netscape Navigator 1 and 2, Microsoft IE 2) or dead (NCSA Mosaic) browsers was taken into consideration we couldn't prevent that some of the Astronomy On-line Web pages at ESO or at the national AOL Homepages look broken when accessed with an old (or dead) browser.

As more and more of the new features in Web page design (Java, JavaScript, Frames, Tables, Cookies etc.) will be used at ESO and participating sites we kindly ask all Astronomy On-line surfers to upgrade to a younger browser. Both Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer can be downloaded for free if used at schools, non-profit and research organizations (Navigator for personal use at home is free for 90 days only, Explorer is free for all).

 * Netscape Navigator 3.0 can be downloaded from http://home.netscape.com/comprod/mirror/client_download.html.

For your convenience we've created a list of mirror sites in Europe where you can download the english version of Netscape Navigator 3.0 for Windows 95 (3500 kB) or Navigator 3.0 for Windows 3.1 (3000 kB)

 * Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 is available from http://www.microsoft.com/ie/download/.

Michael Naumann
ESO Data Management Division

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