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.

#54 Re: KHTML Standards Support

by mbokil

Wednesday January 15th, 2003 8:35 AM

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"And by the time they support all the standards that Mozilla does, the engine should still be cleaner, simpler, and smaller than Gecko."

You don't know this for certain; this is just speculation. Mozilla also has plans to streamline the Layout engine I have seen developers kicking around some plans to reduce the bloat in certain sections of Gecko. For me KHTML doesn't have these features now which I need in a browser so I can't count on planned features. If and when those features are available I will have to reevaluate Konqueror.