Linked by lucas_maximus on Fri 21st Dec 2012 00:09 UTC
Microsoft "In a move that has raised eyebrows, Microsoft has submitted a patch to the WebKit project to extend the open source rendering engine with a prototype implementation of the Pointer Events specification that the company is also working on together with Google, Mozilla, and Opera. WebKit is the rendering engine used in Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome browsers, making Microsoft's work a contribution to products that are in direct competition to its own."
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RE[5]: Comment by Drumhellar
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 21st Dec 2012 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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"Standardised on WebKit" is the most ridiculous thing I've heard today. Thanks for the laugh.

And this is exactly how Apple has turned WebKit into the IE6 of the Mobile Web using their proprietary vendor extensions (and then refusing to work with Mozilla and MSFT or the W3C on Pointer Events spec).

I guess this is what people want.

And even better, there hasn't been a single peep about that from the iFanboys who rambled on about how Apple's crusade against Flash was purely for the greater good of web standards. I guess that, in their minds, it's A-OK when Apple willfully ignores and undermines established standards - but the same behavior is unacceptable from any other company.

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