Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 16:59 UTC
Internet & Networking Peter Bright has summarised some of the post-fork discussions on the WebKit mailinglists. "Now that Google is going its own way and developing its rendering engine independently of the WebKit project, both sides of the split are starting the work of removing all the things they don't actually need. This is already causing some tensions among WebKit users and Web developers, as it could lead to the removal of technology that they use or technology that is in the process of being standardized. This is leading some to question whether Apple is willing or able to fill in the gaps that Google has left." There's a clear winner and loser here.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Mon 8th Apr 2013 17:05 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

the winner is no one, and the loser is everyone. RIP webkit

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 8th Apr 2013 18:23 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I don't know, to me Blink sounds better than Webkit already. I'd take Google as the company running the show over control-freak and highly-proprietary Apple, which only really cares to lock you into their iCrap and Macs. Their browser on Windows, last I checked, was crap; it's been a while, but I seriously doubt anything has changed. I never had any intentions of running an Apple browser anyway, or owning one of their obscenely-popular little gadgets. The future of Opera sounds much better now that it's been confirmed that they are not going to be using Apple's version of the engine. Good riddance Webkit.

Edited 2013-04-08 18:33 UTC

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Radio on Mon 8th Apr 2013 18:52 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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2009-06-20

Quite the opposite - if Apple does its work properly. The WebKit code will be cleaner and better tied up, with Apple's own JavaScript engine and multiprocess architecture. Blink's code too, with Google's own engine and architecture.

As long as standards are respected, and quirks and bugs are smashed, nobody loses.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Beta on Mon 8th Apr 2013 20:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-07-06

As long as standards are respected, and quirks and bugs are smashed, nobody loses.


WebKit has never squashed quirks ‐ DOM text node handling is still broken as feck since forever and js libraries like jquery still have to special-case just webkit for it.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 10th Apr 2013 21:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

you think apple has the chops to compete with google on this. I disagree. I think google took another step in their domination of the internet.

I think google chrome with blink is the new web. we'll see if everyone switches to blink over the next couple years.

not that this needs to happen for me to be right. the plurality of web browsers are already google. blink is automatically boss when the first builds are pushed.

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