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XmHTML is a Motif widget capable of displaying HTML 3.2 documents. Features include a very good HTML parser (which is as also available as a Widget) with excellent document verification and repair capabilities (the best I've ever seen), built in support for X11 bitmaps, pixmaps, GIF87a & GIF89a (using a patent free LZW decoding method), animated gifs, JPEG (baseline and progressive) and PNG (all features supported), anchor highlighting, text justification, full HTML <FRAME> support, HTML frames and many more. It also comes with four examples demonstrating possible use of the XmHTML widget. XmHTML is currently in Beta stage and publically available.

Current Version:   Beta

License Type:   GNU LGPL. Commercial licenses also available upon request, send email to for more info.

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Source Code Availability:

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

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Software/Hardware Requirements:

Motif or Lesstif
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Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:

XmHTML developers mailing list. Send your subscription to

User Comments:

  • LOVE that parser :-)
    Susan Liebeskind
  • It is rapidly developing by a high skilled professional. It's alive, unlike many commercial software! And there are some utilites and approaches inside it that are interesting for me as a programmer. I like GPL licensing also.
    Valery Kravchuk
  • It's license. Also like the fact that it is being updated frequently.
    Eric Marttila
  • Thanks a lot for a brilliant implementation of a free HTML 3.2 widget!!!
    Jan Arvid Veggeberg

See A Screen Shot?

Although XmHTML is a Widget, a screen shot demonstrating XmHTML's PNG capabilities can be seen at

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