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B.2.1 Browsers

Displays URLs in web browsers.

basicBrowser( url )
Displays a URL in a basic HTML viewer. This is only likely to work for HTML, text or RTF data. The browser can follow hyperlinks and has simple forward/back buttons, but lacks the sophistication of a proper WWW browser application.
systemBrowser( url )
Attempts to display a URL in the system's default web browser. Exactly what couts as the default web browser is system dependent, as is whether this function will work properly.
mozilla( url )
Displays a URL in a Mozilla web browser. Probably only works on Unix-like operating systems, and only if Mozilla is already running.
firefox( url )
Displays a URL in a Firefox web browser. Probably only works on Unix-like operating systems, and only if Firefox is already running.
netscape( url )
Displays a URL in a Netscape web browser. Probably only works on Unix-like operating systems, and only if Netscape is already running.
mozalike( cmd, url )
Displays a URL in a web browser from the Mozilla family; it must support flags of the type "-remote openURL(url)". Probably only works on Unix-like operating systems, and only if the browser is already running.


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TOPCAT - Tool for OPerations on Catalogues And Tables
Starlink User Note253
TOPCAT web page: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/topcat/
Author email: m.b.taylor@bristol.ac.uk
Mailing list: topcat-user@jiscmail.ac.uk