Argo (web browser)

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Developer(s)Bert Bos[1]
Initial releaseAugust 1994; 29 years ago (1994-08)
Final release
? / 2 July 1997; 27 years ago (1997-07-02)
Operating systemHP-UX
Available inEnglish
Typeweb browser
LicenseW3C Software Notice and License/CERN open source copyright

Argo was part of a project to make the Internet accessible to scholars in the Humanities at the University of Groningen.[2] The Argo web browser was created in August 1994 by Bert Bos.[1]

There is presently no publicly available built version, although the source code is still available.[3]


The Argo browser was able to handle its own

World Wide Web Conference 3 on 10–14 April 1995 in Darmstadt[1][2]


Argo based on the W3A, an API for WWW browser applets.[4] The browser featured plug-in modules, or "applets", which allowed for the addition of new functionality without recompilation. Examples of such functionality provided by the applets includes adding support for the following:[1]

The browser's kernel depended on the modules to provide such functionality.


The browser was run on HP-UX and used dynamic loading to support its applets.

See also

  • Cascading Style Sheets


  1. ^ a b c d e Bert Bos (14 April 1995). "SIMPLE STYLE SHEETS FOR SGML & HTML ON THE WEB". World Wide Web Consortium. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Håkon Wium Lie; Bert Bos. "Chapter 20 – The CSS saga". World Wide Web Consortium. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  3. ^ the download directory for the Argo files
  4. ^ Bert Bos. "Home Page of Bert Bos". World Wide Web Consortium. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Bert Bos (23 November 2007). "Argo: user commands per mode". World Wide Web Consortium. Retrieved 27 June 2010.

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