I didn't know that Netscape 2.0 was released in March of 1996, and that it introduced the
font color tag. Nor did I remember that Netscape 4.5 was released in parallel with Netscape 4.06. Did you remember that 4.73 was the first with 128-bit encryption?
While this new reference is pretty impressive, it only makes sense to point to what seems to be the authoritative browser reference online: http://browsers.evolt.org.
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The font tag arrived with Netscape 1.1, as did tables, in summer 1995. That was the first browser that hinted that any kind of visual design/layout would be possible. IIRC, it was where Dave Siegel sat up and took notice - I remember reading Severe Tire Damage days after it appeared and thinking "shit! Complex tables+shims = near effective layout!"
Missing 1.1 is a major omission!
Posted by: martinb | Oct 22, 2004 3:01:03 PMHere's the download to prove it: http://browsers.evolt.org/?navigator/32bit/1.1, which was also the 1st 32 bit Netscape version, Win95 having just been released that summer.
Posted by: martinb | Oct 22, 2004 3:04:40 PM
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