Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Jan 2013 14:22 UTC
Opera Software This is actually pretty big news - both exciting and tragic at the same time. Opera has revealed Opera Ice, its next mobile browser, to PocketLint. This new browser represent a big shift in both user interface as well as rendering engine, since it has a new, unique interface, as well as a new rendering engine... New to Opera, that is, as it's a WebKit-browser.
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Perhaps they felt that the rendering engine was too much effort, and that they could get the same results regardless of engine, especially with weblog being open for them to add to.

That being said, the above doubts as to the validity of this news seem justified; opera have always led the pack with compliance and new rendering features.

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steve_s Member since:

Sadly "Opera leading the pack" with respect to compliance and new rendering features has ceased to be the case.

Opera were very late indeed to implement ECMAscript 5 (the new JavaScript standard), IIRC coming in behind Microsoft. Some modern CSS3 features such as 3d transforms, transitions, and animations which, whilst pioneered by WebKit, were all implemented on Firefox earlier.

It has seemed to me for quite some time that, with a few notable exceptions such as webforms support, Opera have been lagging behind the competition.

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PresentIt Member since:

Cherry-picking a couple of standards and claiming based on that that Opera is lagging behind is disingenuous at best.

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