The following browsers support numerous web standards including CSS, XHTML, and the DOM (a universal means of controlling the behavior of web pages):
You may be using an old web browser. The Bowdoin web site is built to current or recent web standards. Some features may not work in older web browsers but our core content should be accessible to almost any version web browser. Where possible we use media, scripting, or other interactive behavior in a way that degrades gracefully in an older browser so that you may still see the content but not necessarily the experience.
The ones created by the World Wide Web Consortium – the people who invented the Web itself. The W3C created these standards so the Web would work better for everyone. New browsers mainly support these standards; old browsers mainly do not.
Your choice of software may be out of your hands. However, if you do have control over what software you are using you should consider upgrading your browser. Doing so will improve your web experience, enabling you to use and view sites as their creators intended.
Please note that this page does not pretend to be an exhaustive list of browsers that support web standards, nor a test of browser compliance, nor a side-by-side comparison of various manufacturers’ browsers.