Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:21 UTC
Opera Software De kogel is door de kerk: as we already talked about earlier, Opera is going to switch to the WebKit engine, leaving its own Presto rendering engine behind. We didn't yet know if they would the switch only on mobile or on the desktop as well, and they cleared that up too: both mobile and desktop Opera Browsers will switch to the WebKit rendering engine.
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RE[8]: Comment by ssokolow
by Tony Swash on Thu 14th Feb 2013 10:59 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by ssokolow"
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22


The standard is moot if everyone treats webkit as the de-facto standard. The Standard becomes webkit ... the same complaints are made about Microsoft Office not supporting ODF.


I don't really understand what you are complaining about or indeed what you want to happen instead.

You seem to be saying that having a single open source non-proprietry standard engine for the web upon which anybody can build different types of browsers is in itself a bad idea.

Why?

Isn't that exactly the best way to do things. Don't you think it is worse for the web, for users, for developers and for web site authors to be faced with multiple render engines, some of which only exist so that a single company can claim a stake in the web.

Compared to all other models of how one might go about ensuring a standards based and open web I cannot see what is wrong with the Webkit model.

Personally I hope all the alternatives to webkit die and die soon.

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