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.

#37 KHTML == Konqueror

by mbokil

Tuesday January 14th, 2003 9:05 PM

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Everyone is making such a big fuss about KHTML. That browser engine has been kicking around for awhile. I tried to use it several times to browse the web but sites with the latest CSS rendered poorly. Don't be fooled by all the hype. KHTML may launch faster because it is a smaller codebase but it doesn't have all the CSS and CSS2 features that Gecko supports.

A lot of people are using Mozilla and Mozilla Mail now more as a platform and like all the apps that come with it. If you don't like the bloat then use Phoenix.