Abaco (web browser)

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Screenshot of Plan 9 homepage viewed in Abaco
Initial release[data unknown/missing]
Stable releaseNon [±]
Preview releaseNon [±]
Operating systemPlan 9 from Bell Labs, Linux[1]
Size492 KB
TypeWeb browser
LicenseLucent Public License

Abaco is a discontinued web browser for the Plan 9 operating system. It is a graphical web browser with support for inline images, tables and frames.[2] It has a true multiple document interface inspired by acme's interface. It is a multi-threaded and modest-sized program.[3]


webfs, a web file system, and libhtml, a library to parse HTML, were written at Bell Labs as the backend for a new web browser. After the Bell Labs project stalled, Aki Nyrhinen wrote a simple frontend for webfs and libhtml called webpage which can render basic web pages and makes interesting use of the plumber to support hyperlinks. Work on webpage also stalled, and webpage has now been superseded by abaco.

Abaco, written by Federico G. Benavento, supports most of the HTML 4.01 standard, including frames and tables.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2017-02-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Top 10 Alternative Lightweight Web Browsers For Linux OS". Toppersworld. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
  3. ^ "Abaco: A Web Browser for Plan 9" (PDF). Bell Labs. Retrieved 2014-10-21.

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Edited: 2021-06-18 12:39:26
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