Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Mar 2011 18:17 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Internet Explorer Yes, yes, yes - that's what you get for releasing Internet Explorer 9 in the middle of the night, Microsoft! A post on OSNews that's late! I'm sure that'll teach you. Anywho, as you may have noticed, Microsoft is back in the browser game - Internet Explorer 9 has been released.
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RE[4]: Not going back
by lemur2 on Tue 15th Mar 2011 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not going back"
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"That second part you lost me. I said competition is good and you more or less repeated my sentiment and then said my attitude is what caused the IE problem in the first place. Then you went off about how everybody is targeting webkit. As far as I'm aware IE has it's own render engine, Firefox has it's own, Chrome has it's own, Opera has it's own. Safari and Konquerer use Webkit. So I'm not real sure where you are actually going with that.

The problem I have is that people seem to forget 10 years ago ... IE6 was the only decent browser.

I went off about targeting webkit because it is becoming the new IE6, I see a lot of people targeting webkit specific extensions, especially on mobile devices. There is no decent competitor to webkit on smartphones and we will end up with sites just not working/looking odd on other devices because webkit has been targeted.

Clarification: Konqueror uses KHTML. Opera uses its own renderer, and Firefox and its derivatives use gecko. Chrome, Safari, iOS and Android use webkit.

Amongst that lot, gecko is the most prevalent, not webkit.

With the imminent release of Firefox 4, there will very soon be a version of Firefox for mobiles:


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RE[5]: Not going back
by lucas_maximus on Wed 16th Mar 2011 08:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Not going back"
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Edited 2011-03-16 08:31 UTC

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