Mozilla 1.0 Release Rated Most Significant Event of 2002
Saturday January 11th, 2003
Our final poll of 2002 asked you to pick out the most significant event of the year. Of the 2,454 people who voted, a little over half (52%) thought it was the release of Mozilla 1.0. The start of the Phoenix project was the next most popular option, favoured by 18%. With a 10% vote share, the release of Netscape 7.0 just managed to beat the personal epiphany 9% of you experienced when you realised that pressing Ctrl+L (Mac: Cmd+L) moves the focus to the Location Bar. Next up was the launch of the Chimera project, which received 3% of the vote. The two Gecko-based clients released by AOL in 2002 got roughly equal numbers of votes, with AOL for Mac OS X (2%) narrowly beating CompuServe 7.0 (2%). Finally, 23 of you (0%) didn't like any of the options on the list.
For our next poll, we'd like to know what you think about Safari. That's Safari. One more time, for those of you who think we're ignoring it, Safari. Let us know what you think about Apple's new KHTML-based browser and watch the latest results to see if others agree.
#18 2 main reasons Apple went with KHTML over Gecko
Sunday January 12th, 2003 9:37 PM
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>>Apple also wanted a browser which used a fully native GUI. At the time, it was felt that KHTML was the easiet project to tap into and accomplish their >>goal, even with the amount of work required to beef up the standards of KHTML.
Yes, this is the first reason why Apple went with Safari over Gecko. The second reason is the clean API and smaller code base of KHTML which was desirable since browser running on OS X had previously been seen as slow running and KHTML was quick and fast to launch.