EA-STD-025 Web Browser Client Desktop

Architectural Classification

Technology \ Application \ User Interface

Standard Specification


Web browsers are programs that “read” hypertext and display it as formatted text and images. Browsers allow users to view the contents of a site and navigate from one site to another. Increasingly, these browsers also employ scripting to create full-featured, dynamic, and interactive web applications. Web browsers are becoming the dominant user interface today.


Baseline (Today) Emerging (To track)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Google Chrome 49.x (Windows)
  • Google Chrome 59.x (Apple Mac)
  • Apple Safari 8.x (Mac Service Only)
  • Firefox 45.x (Mac Service Only)


  • Evolving Feature Rich Free and Open Source Products
Tactical (0-3 years) Strategic (3-6 years)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari > 9.0 (Mac Service Only)
  • Firefox (Mac Service Only)


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Future Versions
  • Google Chrome Future Versions
  • Apple Safari Future Versions
  • Evolving Feature Rich Free and Open Source Products


Retirement (to be removed) Containment (No new development)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer < 11




Author: Craig Douglas Date: 28/04/2016 Version: 1.1
Document Security Level: PUBLIC 
Document Approvals: Technical Architecture Group

Enterprise Architecture Practice

Enterprise Architecture Board

IT Director


Review Date: May 2017

Web Browser Desktop Client Roadmap

EA-STD-025 - Web Browser Desktop Client - Roadmap