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[6]: Comment by ssokolow
by cdude on Thu 14th Feb 2013 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ssokolow"
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Then watch how Webkit being open solves their issues when CSS or JavaScript break across Webkit versions.


You not develop against a certain version and vendor but the standard. If behavior/layout changes in WebKit then that happens cause the previous implementation had bugs that got fixed.

Yes, this is a very different approach then what Microsoft does with IE.

As web-developer I thank WebKit for continues fixing and improving the Web at an incredible speed. This is far better then having to deal with IE6 bugs for years to come cause the vendor decided not to fix.

Anyhow, everybody who likes the IE6 approach more can go on, make an own WebKit based browser and not fix. Luckly it seems all major vendors decided against that.

Edited 2013-02-14 15:03 UTC

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