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Updated Mac OS X Browser Comparison

Friday January 10th, 2003

Henri Sivonen writes: "With all this Safari hype going on, MozillaZine readers might be interested in how Chimera (and Mozilla) compare with it feature-wise. I've updated my Mac OS X browser comparison to cover the current OS X GUI browsers (excluding the experimental Phoenix and Beonex builds and wKiosk)."


#16 Re: Speed isn't everything...

by schapel

Saturday January 11th, 2003 4:43 PM

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Surely Apple will be making Safari more standards-compliant.

From Hyatt's blog:

"So to summarize: with KHTML what you have is a tiny engine with reasonable standards compliance and native widgets that would need to become a tiny engine with native widgets and outstanding standards compliance. WIth Gecko, you have an enormous engine with outstanding standards compliance and non-native widgets, that would need to become a tiny engine with native widgets while still retaining outstanding standards compliance. Which task is going to be easier? There's no question that both involve heavy modification of the layout engine, and both involve a lot of work, so then the question becomes, Which one is easier to modify?"

Mozilla developers are going to have to work hard to keep up with Opera 7 and Safari.