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: Comment by vtolkov
by PresentIt on Sat 6th Apr 2013 17:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by vtolkov"
PresentIt
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2010-02-10

But IE was not standards compliant, and contained all kinds of crap. Blink is actually one of the most standards compliant engines out there (since Webkit is).

Also, Google got Opera on board which means that they do believe that Blink will remain standards compliant.

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RE[2]: Comment by vtolkov
by zima on Wed 10th Apr 2013 21:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by vtolkov"
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2005-07-06

IE was more standards compliant than the old Netscape, when it took over from the latter...

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