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.

#51 KHTML Standards Support

by schapel

Wednesday January 15th, 2003 7:42 AM

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"KHTML may launch faster because it is a smaller codebase but it doesn't have all the CSS and CSS2 features that Gecko supports."

Yes, *currently* KHTML doesn't support nearly as many standards as Opera 7 or Mozilla. But the Safari team is quickly adding support for the most used features that KHTML doesn't support yet. Take a look at Dave Hyatt's weblog <> for the major bugs fixed or features added nearly every working day. And by the time they support all the standards that Mozilla does, the engine should still be cleaner, simpler, and smaller than Gecko.