Browser Guide

The NIPR provides support for all users of NIPR websites and secure applications. However, we may be limited to the recommendations and requirements listed below when attempting to reproduce any issues reported. We may also be limited in our ability to support Beta or Release Candidate browser software.

NIPR Website

The NIPR does not endorse or require the use of any specific internet browser. However, the website is tested for reliability and compatibility using Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Using these browsers will ensure that website content is delivered as intended.

Other browser versions and operating system platforms may have received some testing and are not excluded as options for viewing the websites but have not been thoroughly evaluated for compatibility—using them may yield unintended viewing results.

Browser Settings

Regardless of which browser or operating system is used, JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) should be enabled for the best results. These features add improved usability, and help to organize the content in an accessible manner.

Section 508 Guidance

The NIPR works to maintain a website that is accessible to all individuals including those with disabilities. To the extent possible, the NIPR uses Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to guide page design on NIPR websites.

If you have difficulty accessing information on the NIPR website, please contact NIPR Customer Service and provide the URL (web address) of the content you are trying to access and the problem you are experiencing. We will attempt to provide the information you're seeking as well as amend the problem.

External Links

Be aware that links to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations are used throughout the NIPR website. The NIPR provides these links for your convenience but cannot guarantee the accuracy of content or security of these sites. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the NIPR website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the linked website.

Other File Formats

Different file types are present on the NIPR website that may require third-party software to open. Below is a list of the file types and the third-party software titles used to open them. While most of these file types are proprietary, there are various commercial, freeware, and shareware applications which may be used to read or open these file types.

  • .pdf – Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • .doc, .docx – Microsoft Word
  • .mdb, .accdb – Microsoft Access
  • .ppt, pptx – Microsoft Power Point
  • .xls, .xlsx – Microsoft Excel
  • .zip – Microsoft WinZip
  • .mp3 –There are many commercial, freeware and shareware options.
  • .swf – Adobe Flash Player

NIPR Secure Applications

NIPR secure applications and systems perform optimally under the following conditions:

Operating System Recommendations

NIPR secure applications and systems have been written and tested against Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Screen Resolution

Most NIPR applications and web pages are designed for a minimum screen resolution of 800 by 600 pixels.

Adobe Acrobat Reader Requirements

For security purposes, we recommend using the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing PDF documents.

Secure Browser Recommendations

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Recommended Browsers for NIPR Secure Applications

NAIC/NIPR developed applications have been developed and tested using the browsers listed in the "Secure Browser Recommendations" section above.

Most NAIC/NIPR applications are written using JavaScript 1.2 or higher and use cookies; consequently, these applications perform optimally with browsers configured as follows:

  • JavaScript 1.2 or higher enabled
  • Cookies accepted
  • Pop-up blockers disabled (many NIPR applications use popup windows and require popup blockers to allow popup windows to be displayed)
  • SSL 3.0 enabled

Some NIPR applications may not support all of the recommended browsers due to special application needs and/or possible software issues in browsers.

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