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WebRouser was an innovative 1995 web browser, created by the founders of Eolas, that provided a number of cutting edge capabilities, including plugins, client-side image maps, and web-page-defined browser button bars and page-defined browser menu trees. It was based upon a pioneering enhanced Mosaic browser created by Dr. Michael Doyle, David Martin and Cheong Ang, at UCSF in 1993, demonstrated on November 1993 at Xerox PARC, and described on the HTML Working Group mailing list in 1994 [1] (http://ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/archives/HTML-WG/html-wg-94q3.messages/0059.html). 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A web browser is a software package that enables a user to display and interact with documents hosted by web servers. ... Eolas is a United States research and development company and patent licensee. ... A plugin (or plug-in) is a computer program that can, or must, interact with another program to provide a certain, usually very specific, function. ... Mosaic is a medium of art that may embody the most meaningful iconography in a cultures most important settings, as in the cathedral of Monreale (below), or it may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration. ... The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a public university located in San Francisco, California. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is the worlds largest supplier of toner-based (dry ink) photocopier machines and associated supplies. ... Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) was a flagship research division of the Xerox Corporation, based in Palo Alto, California, USA, which essentially created the modern personal computer paper paradigm. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


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  • Eolas releases WebRouser via the Internet (http://www.webhistory.org/www.lists/www-talk.1995q3/0566.html)

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Eolas releases WebRouser via the Internet (734 words)
WebRouser's client-side maps can be loaded directly from the CD ROM, with no network connection required.
Another major advantage of WebRouser is the ability of Web documents to dynamically modify the browser's button bar and menu structure.
WebRouser's command allows the Web document to place a button bar at the top of the screen, as a part of the WebRouser GUI.
Eolas releases WebRouser via the Internet from Eolas Information on 1995-09-18 (www-talk@w3.org from September to ... (908 words)
Based upon enhancements to NCSA's award-winning Mosaic program, WebRouser features patent-pending technology that drasticaly expands the functionality of Web-based applications, and provides a simple and convienient way to add new features to browser programs through the use of plug-in applications, called Weblets(TM).
Other unique features of WebRouser include client-side image map support, and the ability for the browser's button bar and menu structure to be dynamically modified by simple commands within HTML documents.
Client-side image maps, for example, allow HTML authors to create graphical interfaces to their content that can be distributed on CD ROM, using the same image-map-based front ends as the online versions.
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