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.

#47 [OPEN] Competition for developers

by brokenvoice

Wednesday January 15th, 2003 4:36 AM

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There has always been fluctuation in the number of developers for each engine. Don't sweat that. I think it's great that KHTML was used. It's the web developers and the web users who will win in the end and that's what is important, not the egos (bruised or otherwise) of browser makers.

I prefer the Gecko engine by a mile, but I can see KHTML improving greatly (and increasing in size) over the next 6 months. As for the stuff around the engine - the browser itself - I prefer Safari even without the tabs. I think we will see a fair amount of feature-crossover before the end of 2003.