Browsers

Name Version
Chrome ALL
Firefox ALL
Netscape 6+
Konqueror 3.5.5+*
Opera 7+
Safari 1.1+*
Internet Explorer 5+
NetSurf 3.1+*
Html Viewer 3 070702+
UC Browser 10.3+*
Amaya 11.3+
iCab 3.0.5+
IE for Mac 5+
Dillo NONE

* Earlier versions of Konqueror, Safari, NetSurf, or UC Browser may work, but I lack the means to test them at present.

Layout Engines

Name Version
Blink ALL
Gecko ALL
Presto ALL
Tasman ALL
KHTML 3.5.5+*
Webkit 100+*
Trident IE5+
iCab 3.0.5+
HTMLayout NONE
NetFront UNTESTED

* Earlier versions of Webkit or KHTML may work, but I lack the means to test them at present.

Notes

  • Trident is listed under its IE version number solely because it didn't have publically released version numbers for IE versions 7 and under, and still doesn't. Any browser using the version from IE 5 or greater should work fine.
  • IE 5 (both Windows and Mac) works fine except for an inability to display Japanese text properly. iCab 3 also shares this problem.
  • iCab 3 breaks on large pages or large images. So full size images may not load on the fanart page, and the news posts page will refuse to load entirely.
  • Opera 6, IE 4 and Netscape 4 lack and/or misrepresent the basic css support required to display the site correctly. Opera 6, along with IE 4, doesn't understand the css display property, and Netscape 4's understanding of even basic css is just nightmarishly bad. Dillo also has extremely limited css support.
  • Netscape 6 can sometimes allow text to run off the page if the text is long enough to wrap only once, but short enough that it wouldn't wrap at all if the container element's padding was removed. However I've corrected this where I could find it, so it shouldn't be an issue. Html Viewer 3 also has this issue, but only with long uninterupted strings of Japanese text. Amaya has trouble breaking up Japanese text in general.
  • Opera 7 displays a big white box under the special thanks pane, but it hardly breaks anything.
  • Konqueror/KHTML versions between 3.5.5 and 4.7 have not been tested.
  • Old versions of Konqueror refuse to display Japanese text.
  • UC Browser for Andriod only allows you to install the latest version, and 10.3 was the latest at the time.
  • The special thanks scroller falls back on a manual scrollable box if it is unsupported. Html Viewer 3, the PSP browser seemed to be an exception to this rule though. So it was made to show it at full height without scrollbars. Amaya on the other hand seems to fall back to no scrollbars on its own.
  • The homepage animation will show as a static image if it is unsupported. However the vast majority of browsers listed here do run it without fail unless Javascript is turned off. Although it should be noted that a small amount of the browsers listed do not have javascript engines such as Amaya and HTMLayout browse. iCab 3 is an exception to this rule. The animation ran slowly in iCab 3 and added horizontal scrollbars to the page, same for IE5/Mac except the animation didn't run at all, so it has been specifically turned off for those browsers.
  • Netsurf has an experimental javascript engine, however it is only available in certain builds and is disabled by default. As such Netsurf has only ever been tested with Javascript disabled.
  • Amaya displays lines above and below the navigation bars for some reason.
  • HTMLayout may be good for embedded systems, but it has more css-related weirdness than Amaya, and Amaya took years to understand how to support it.

Notes on SSL

  • Http redirects to https for newer browsers.
  • Older browsers discard the redirect and will allow you to browse the site using either http or https.

Notes on Consoles and Handhelds

  • The browser on the PSP is supported.
  • The browsers on the PS Vita and 3DS are also verified as working (no surprise there). However the 3DS browser seems to skip over the subnav expansion buttons during dpad navigation.
  • The Dreamcast browser is too dated to contemplate supporting.
  • Everything else can be marked as unverified, except for the Wii which hasn't been tested for a long time.