Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:27 UTC
Google It's apparently browser engine day today. After Mozilla and Samsung announcing Servo, Google has just announced it's forking WebKit into Blink. Like WebKit, Blink will be open source, and it will also be used by other browser makers - most prominently, Opera has already announced it's not using WebKit, but Blink. Update: Courtesy of MacRumors, this graph illustrates how just how much Google contributed to WebKit. Much more than I thought. Also, Chrome developer Alex Russell: "To make a better platform faster, you must be able to iterate faster. Steps away from that are steps away from a better platform. Today's WebKit defeats that imperative in ways large and small. It's not anybody's fault, but it does need to change. And changing it will allow us to iterate faster, working through the annealing process that takes a good idea from drawing board to API to refined feature."
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RE[5]: Comment by vtolkov
by Valhalla on Thu 4th Apr 2013 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by vtolkov"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24


Which Modern IE has taken back.

What exactly have they taken back? Hardly the market share they lost as Firefox still has a good chunk, and so does Chrome.

Most users do not care if there are better standard supports.

If the browser you are using fails/works poorly on an increasing amount of sites due to poor standard support then you will start looking at alternatives.

HTML5 could be such a standard where the one who delivers the best experience can stand to gain lots of users. That of course depends alot on the rate of HTML5 adoption.

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RE[6]: Comment by vtolkov
by lucas_maximus on Thu 4th Apr 2013 19:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by vtolkov"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What exactly have they taken back? Hardly the market share they lost as Firefox still has a good chunk, and so does Chrome.


IE is still well over 50% and actually been climbing recently. Lrn2 recognise trends.

If the browser you are using fails/works poorly on an increasing amount of sites due to poor standard support then you will start looking at alternatives.

HTML5 could be such a standard where the one who delivers the best experience can stand to gain lots of users. That of course depends alot on the rate of HTML5 adoption.


Yes you will. However all the current browsers in use work fine on most sites unless someone has used -webkit.

This isn't 100% to do with standards. It also how browsers deal with bad code and general performance.

Can we stop pretending it is about standards support. Yes standards support is part of the experience but it not a conscience choice made by most people when choosing a browser.

Edited 2013-04-04 19:15 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by vtolkov
by Valhalla on Thu 4th Apr 2013 19:32 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by vtolkov"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24


IE is still well over 50% and actually been climbing recently. Lrn2 recognise trends.

So you're actually saying that IE will take back the market share it has lost to Firefox and Chrome?

Yes standards support is part of the experience but it not a conscience choice made by most people when choosing a browser.

It doesn't matter if it's a conscious choice as in 'aha, lots of sites work poorly in this browser because of it's crappy standard support' or simply 'this site works poorly in this browser, it works in the others I've tried', the net result is the same, they will use another browser.

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