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Opera 3 was the second full release of the Opera web browser. At this point, users had to pay a fee to obtain an Opera liscence after the trial period had expired. Opera 3 included such features as JavaScript, pop-up blocking, Elektra rendering engine, and faster JPEG and GIF rendering, among others.

Opera 3.0Edit

Opera 3.00b was released on September 15, 1997. It was a beta release.

Opera 3.0 was released on December 1, 1997. It added:


  • JavaScript
  • HTML 3.3 partial compliance
  • Plug-in capabilites
  • Pop-up blocking
  • Ctrl+Shift clicking on links
  • HTML 2.0 full compliance
  • SSL
  • Nicknames (aliases for search pages/bookmarks)
  • Button set choices made available

Opera 3.10 was released on February 1, 1998. It was a security update.

Opera 3.21 was released on April 1, 1998. It was a security update.

Opera 3.5Edit

Opera 3.5 was released on November 18, 1998. It added:

  • Elektra rendering engine
  • Integrated download/transfer manager
  • TLS 1.0 support
  • Java functionality through plug-ins
  • File Upload
  • CSS 1 support
  • UserCSS
  • Offline mode

Opera 3.51 was released on December 22, 1998. It was a security update.

Opera 3.6Edit

Opera 3.6 was released on May 6, 1999. It added:

  • New optional user interface button sets (2)
  • Improved CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and faster JPEG and GIF image rendering

Opera 3.61 was released on December 21, 1999. It was a security update.

Opera 3.62b was released on January 25, 2000. It was a beta release.

Opera 3.62 was released on March 10, 2000. It was a security update.

Opera 3.65 BeOS beta was released on July 29, 1999. It was a beta release, and was only for the BeOS operating system.

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