Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 12:19 UTC
KDE Whenever I use KDE, the part I dislike the most is the rendering engine used by Konqueror, called KHTML. KHTML just doesn't render pages as smooth and as well as Gecko and the KHTML fork WebKit, up to a point where I find Konqueror unusable as a web browser. However, work is underway to replace KHTML in Konqueror with WebKit, but according to KDE developer Adam Treat, this is a futile effort: Konqueror is too KHTML API specific.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by GeneralZod on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 19:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
GeneralZod
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The comment that Konqueror is too dependent on KHTML has been called into question:

http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-core-devel&m=124654914508070&w=2

(for everyone who doesn't follow KDE development: David is usually bang-on when it comes to technical matters, and I'm inclined to trust him on this).

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that some of the web-specific plugins (the DOM-viewer in particular) being KHTML-specific, though.

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