Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jan 2003 18:05 UTC
Apple Steve Jobs just announced in his Macworld Keynote that Apple is releasing its own browser, called Safari. Its claim to fame is extremely fast performance on the Mac. The Mac platform has struggled from sluggish browser performance with IE (the old default browser). Update: According to Jobs, Safari is open source and based on khtml. It only runs on Mac OS X and will be available for download today.
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KHTML and complex browsers
by Rayiner Hashem on Tue 7th Jan 2003 21:38 UTC

Gecko is still pretty closely tied to the whole netscape platform. Off the bat, KHTML is easier to use as a rendering engine, as evidenced by the KHTML-based AtheOS browser. It's also probably a notch faster, because it is simpler. As for why browsers are so complex, just take a look at the latest HTML specs. There are complex layout and formatting standards (CSS) and active scripting (Javascript, among others) and just a whole lot of standards (and IE standards non-conformence) to deal with.