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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this will be good for everyone
by Roy on Tue 7th Jan 2003 23:58 UTC

I too am surprised that Apple went with kthml over Gecko. From everything I've read, Gecko is more standards compliant. However, I've seen some plausible explanations (easier embedability, faster, smaller footprint). Either way, it is a good thing that Apple is creating a non-IE based browser. One problem with IE is that its user base is so large that non-standards compliant IE behavior becomes the only supported behavior by many websites. Neither Gecko (Mozilla/Phoenix, Chimera, Galeon, KMeleon) nor html (Konqueror, Safari) will have huge user bases in the near term. Browser diversity is a good thing because it forces web sites to be more standards compliant. I just hope that this doesn't kill the Chimera project.

Any details on the plug-in architecture used by Safari?