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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.


#46 Competition for developers

by abraham <abraham@dina.kvl.dk>

Wednesday January 15th, 2003 3:34 AM

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A likely result is that some developers who would have worked on Chimera and thus Gecko had Apple gone that way, will now instead contribute to Safari and thus KHTML. This means less work done on Gecko , and thus harm all users of Gecko based browsers. On the other hands, it is good news for users of Konquer, as its engine is likely to improve faster.