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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Competition for the win
by andrewclunn on Fri 21st Dec 2012 16:10 UTC
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2012-11-05

Microsoft tried to own the desktop web browser market. Apple is trying to own the mobile browser market. Pages that only work on IE or the iPhone will exist, but both sides are willing to use open standards to make sure they don't get shut out. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and as long as these big players keep fighting it out for web dominance, whoever collaborates the most by having the most open standard wins. Or put more bluntly, we the consumer win. An open web is inevitable.

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