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.

#56 Re: Why does anybody care?

by ccapeng

Wednesday January 15th, 2003 8:43 AM

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Can your browser have opacity effect? Both IE and Mozilla have their own proprietary spec. Apple like to have eye candy effect. Will Apple embrace this effect without W3 spec?

In the latest Netscape, there is one piece missing which make no comparsion to IE -- HTML editor in browser. The MS extension, contentEditable, make content management more powerful. I heard Mozilla is going to have it. Will KHTML have that?

You may not like those proprietary extensions; however, most users don't know. If IE can do it, but not Netscape. Then netscape is just lost.