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CNET News.com Opines on Apple's Choice of KHTML

Tuesday January 14th, 2003

CNET News.com has an article about Apple's choice of KHTML over Gecko for its Safari browser. Featuring a variety of quotes from many high profile figures, the article goes as far as to call the decision a "snub" — a claim that Apple's spokesperson refuses to corroborate.

Update! Mike Shaver isn't too happy about being quoted out of context and Chris Blizzard also has some choice words about the article. MozillaZine founder Chris Nelson isn't quite so subtle. There's also a discussion at Slashdot.


#11 Why does anybody care?

by Z_God

Tuesday January 14th, 2003 1:27 PM

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The more browsers the better! As long as they all comform to the W3C which KHTML seems to try to do. Imagine Gecko, KHTML, Opera... all working according to the W3C. When you design a page the only thing you should do when it doesn't work correctly in one of them is report a bug (and maybe put a short temp warning on the page). If you don't like KHTML don't use it! I believe you can even use Gecko with Konqueror. What would you prefer, everyone using Gecko or having the percentages spread evenly across browsers. It is always good to have alternatives, the KHTML people probably have learned a lot from Mozilla, but the Mozilla people will probably also learn from KHTML.