Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2013 17:28 UTC
Apple After relying on third parties for several years - Internet Explorer, Netscape - Apple decided that it was time to take matters into its own hands. It was time Apple created its own browser (again). And so, Safari was born, and released unto the world ten years ago. These past few weeks, Don Melton, the project lead for Safari and WebKit, has been sharing a lot of interesting stories about the origins and development of Apple's browser.
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RE: Comment by Sodki
by Elv13 on Fri 11th Jan 2013 20:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
Elv13
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2006-06-12

Still, KHTML was the second browser to pass ACID2 (after safari) test and those unmanageable patch did help a little. But yes, WebKit made the real step forward. The KHTML devs may hate this, but WebKit _is_ the future of web browser.

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RE[2]: Comment by Sodki
by Vanders on Fri 11th Jan 2013 22:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

The KHTML devs may hate this, but WebKit _is_ the future of web browser.

I think it's fair to say that KHTML was an excellent engine, but WebKit made it a framework.

I've worked on ports of both KHTML (ABrowse) and WebKit (Webster) and the difference is night and day.

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RE[3]: Comment by Sodki
by zima on Tue 15th Jan 2013 16:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Sodki"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

WRT how far Webkit went as a framework - it's somewhat ironic that the largest user of Webkit, Chrome, utilises Gtk+ in its Linux version... ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Fri 11th Jan 2013 23:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

The KHTML devs may hate this, but WebKit _is_ the future of web browser.


I don't think the KHTML devs hate WebKit, on the contrary. And after KDE 4.5 you can also use Konqueror with WebKit instead of KHTML.

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RE[3]: Comment by Sodki
by _txf_ on Sat 12th Jan 2013 16:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Sodki"
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2008-03-17

"The KHTML devs may hate this, but WebKit _is_ the future of web browser.


I don't think the KHTML devs hate WebKit, on the contrary. And after KDE 4.5 you can also use Konqueror with WebKit instead of KHTML.
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They certainly did for a while. There were a great many calls to replace khtml and kjs with webkit earlier on 4.x but the devs always seemed to use FUDdy reasons for not doing so. They could have just said that they preferred working on khtml, but instead came up with other reasons.

Edited 2013-01-12 16:12 UTC

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