Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:27 UTC
Google It's apparently browser engine day today. After Mozilla and Samsung announcing Servo, Google has just announced it's forking WebKit into Blink. Like WebKit, Blink will be open source, and it will also be used by other browser makers - most prominently, Opera has already announced it's not using WebKit, but Blink. Update: Courtesy of MacRumors, this graph illustrates how just how much Google contributed to WebKit. Much more than I thought. Also, Chrome developer Alex Russell: "To make a better platform faster, you must be able to iterate faster. Steps away from that are steps away from a better platform. Today's WebKit defeats that imperative in ways large and small. It's not anybody's fault, but it does need to change. And changing it will allow us to iterate faster, working through the annealing process that takes a good idea from drawing board to API to refined feature."
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RE[7]: Comment by vtolkov
by Valhalla on Thu 4th Apr 2013 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by vtolkov"
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IE is still well over 50% and actually been climbing recently. Lrn2 recognise trends.

So you're actually saying that IE will take back the market share it has lost to Firefox and Chrome?

Yes standards support is part of the experience but it not a conscience choice made by most people when choosing a browser.

It doesn't matter if it's a conscious choice as in 'aha, lots of sites work poorly in this browser because of it's crappy standard support' or simply 'this site works poorly in this browser, it works in the others I've tried', the net result is the same, they will use another browser.

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