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I realize that the <isindex> tag came first, but which browser was the first to support the <input> tag and when?

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Hmm. It is really a "History of Computing" question. Considering that many history.se members are also participants in the computing stack exchanges, I think this question is reasonable if odd. Since answering it may require digging through reams of old RFC spec releases, I wouldn't consider it trivial but possibly too hard to answer? –  LateralFractal Nov 15 '13 at 1:49
    
I saw the question through meta review pane which didn't show the answers. Apparently it is easy to answer :-) –  LateralFractal Nov 15 '13 at 1:56
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Should we move this question to "Programming?" SE. It's technically history, but a specialized topic that might be better answered by others in this specialty. –  Tom Au Nov 15 '13 at 22:46
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The <input> tag is a part of HTML forms, which first appeared in the Mosaic browser in April 1993. It was standardized in HTML2 in November 1995.

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The input tag is part of HTML and as such not an "add on" that just one browser would have used/supported. According to this page, the input tag was a part of HTML2, which rolled out between 1995 and 1997. That would put it on Netscape Navigator and IE (IE 3 came out in 1996).

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