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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Re: Good
by rajan r on Wed 8th Jan 2003 17:53 UTC

Any compitition that MS has in the browser market is a good thing. Hopefully this will usher in an era of W3C HTML complant websites, I hope MSHTML gets eradicated from this planet.

Actaully, for a long long time, IE was the most compliant browser. Now, they haven't updated MSHTML for a couple of years already, except for minor features. Maybe IE 7.0 would herald a big change, *if* it is released.

However, you must realize that MSHTML is based on Mosaic. At some point of its life, it is bound to face the problems Netscape had with its Mosaic-based rendering engine. Maybe Microsoft is rewriting... who knows?