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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.


#39 XSLT, etc

by vcs2600 <vcs2600@yahoo.com>

Tuesday January 14th, 2003 11:06 PM

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From the perspective of a platform company (Apple or Microsoft), all of the XML parser and XSLT transformation stuff would be better as OS services anyway, and should not be tied to the browser code.

Much like how Netscape's platform amibitions lead to their own miserable version of Java, Mozilla's attempt to reinvent every single wheel isn't necessary a positive.

Of course "Apple compatibility" might be much less important than "Nescape compatibility" for the modern web, so this cuts both ways.