Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Aug 2010 18:22 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "We always knew that WebKit is going to make Konqueror fast; but how much faster? Today we test that by putting Konqueror with KHTML through the SunSpider JavaScript Test and the then do the same with WebKit. To get an idea of how fast they are compared to other browsers, we also decided to put Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 through the tests."
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Ehm.
by emilsedgh on Mon 16th Aug 2010 07:04 UTC
emilsedgh
Member since:
2007-06-21

KHTML is being actively maintained and developed. It support most of today's rendering engine features and is not 'far far behind' others like many claim.

Most of the issues are not because khtml is bad, but because website dont let it work. For example, gmail, google maps and most other google websites will work just fine if you change your user agent.

Also, khtml is not there just to keep binary compatibility. Its there because its an actively maintained and developed KDE project which is very well intergrated into KDE.

(Im not a khtml developer, I follow its development however).
http://khtml-konqueror.blogspot.com shows khtml's activity.

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RE: Ehm.
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 16th Aug 2010 09:17 in reply to "Ehm."
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

This benchmark is not about how many web standards are supported but how fast KHTML's JavaScript execution is and in all posted benchmarks KHTML is far behind.

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RE[2]: Ehm.
by emilsedgh on Mon 16th Aug 2010 09:21 in reply to "RE: Ehm."
emilsedgh Member since:
2007-06-21

I wasnt talking about the benchmark. I was talking about khtml vs. others in general.

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RE[2]: Ehm.
by Carewolf on Mon 16th Aug 2010 17:17 in reply to "RE: Ehm."
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Yeah, selecting tests are good. So do you like javascript speed or rendering speed: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/01FlyingImages/Defaul...

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No, they don't
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 16th Aug 2010 16:48 in reply to "Ehm."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I've tried making khtml work with gmail and google docs. It sorta works, but often many parts of it do not work correctly. I think the biggest problem, as evidenced by this article, is that its comparatively super slow at javascript

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