CNET Opines on Apple's Choice of KHTML

Tuesday January 14th, 2003

CNET 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.

#18 Re: Re: So ask bonsai.

by tny

Tuesday January 14th, 2003 4:54 PM

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[WillyWonka]The lack of xml is the biggy. It means that it can't display xhtml 1.0...[/WillyWonka]

Wrong. XHTML 1.0 (specifically 1.0) can be handled by pretty much any browser that can read HTML 4.01. You don't need a parser for that. What you do need a parser for is transformations (e.g., with XSLT), and that's one of the features lacking in Safari.