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Chapter 21. PNG Format > Platform/Browser Support

21.3. Platform/Browser Support

PNG was designed to be network-friendly, so naturally it is recognized and supported on all platforms. While PNG graphics can be viewed on the majority of browsers in use today (Versions 4 and up of the "Big Two," except IE4 on the Mac), support for advanced features such as alpha-transparency and gamma correction remains inconsistent, buggy, and conspicuously broken.

Initially, in Navigator and Internet Explorer, PNGs could only be handled as embedded objects (placed with the <embed> tag) and viewed with plug-ins such as PNG Live. Eventually, PNGs became supported as inline images (placed with the <img> tag, like any other web graphic).


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