Proposal for Solving Incompatibility Problems between Open-Source and Proprietary Web Browsers

  • Jun Iio
  • Hiroyuki Shimizu
  • Hisayoshi Sasaki
  • Akihiro Matsumoto
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 319)

Abstract

We conducted demonstration experiments to promote the use of open-source software on desktops as a part of the Open-Source Software-Utilization Development Program for the education sector. In these experiments, we found some barriers to popularizing the use of open-source software in end-user desktop applications. In this paper, we report some typical problems of Web-browser compatibility, which are considered to be obstacles for promoting open-source software on desktops. We also introduce a tool that we developed to help developers avoid such pitfalls while designing Web applications.

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© IFIP 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Iio
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Shimizu
    • 1
  • Hisayoshi Sasaki
    • 2
  • Akihiro Matsumoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Center for Information TechnologyMitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. 
  2. 2.Gluegent, Inc 

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