Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Sep 2008 11:15 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones With the recent surge in WebKit adoption, many have stated to question the usefulness of Mozilla's Gecko browsing engine, claiming that WebKit is far superior. Some even go as far as saying that Firefox should ditch Gecko in favour of WebKit. Ars Technica's Ryan Paul explains why that is utter, utter bogus. "From a technical perspective, Gecko is now very solid and no longer lags behind WebKit. A testament to the rate at which Gecko has been improving is its newfound viability in the mobile space, where it was practically considered a nonstarter not too long ago. Mozilla clearly has the resources, developer expertise, and community support to take Gecko anywhere that WebKit can go."
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Not correct
by Hakime on Tue 9th Sep 2008 15:00 UTC
Hakime
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2005-11-16

"Hmmm I am confused. I thought it was the other way around - WebKit behind Gecko. Ok, I know Webkit was started by the KDE people and then extended by Apple and Apple gave the new code back."

This is wrong sorry. KDE did not start Webkit, KDE started KHTML which was used by Apple as a starting point to develop Webkit. In other words Apple forked KHTML and developed Webkit from that.

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