Martin Bazley wrote on 6 Sep:
Whatever Jim's problem with XP Firefox was, it was presumably
inspired him to try NetSurf and observe for the first time that this
feature was unimplemented.
Actually I noticed first on Netsurf and then tried XP Firefox. The
"visited link" feature is lacking on both. Tuesday's particular
search made me wish for the feature: I wanted to compare the many
various results, and it would have helped to know which ones i had
already looked at (especially after refining the search criteria).
NetSurf has never had any support for the 'visited' link
will it do for the foreseeable future. The 'active' link colour is
I loaded up Netsurf 1.1 to check, and it seems Martin is right. I'm a
bit astonished, for I remember the feature in the past. So loaded up
good old Fresco -- and it does work there, on the same Google search.
Interestingly, I found a site where lots of Google Chrome users
complain the feature doesn't work for them either.
Now I'm curious: what mechanism is involved, and why is it difficult
for Netsurf? Is it perhaps that CSS lacks the feature and overrides
the earlier system which catered for visited links?
Jim Nagel www.archivemag.co.uk