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.

#75 Re: Yep

by bamm <>

Wednesday January 15th, 2003 11:32 PM

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We should distinguish between standards support and standards compliance. KHTML does support CSS1/2 and DOM1 but their level of compliance to the standards is way behind Gecko. However, Apple's choice of KHTML is good for open source because their contribution to the KHTML code will only make it better. This means that Konqueror will finally display my validating site correctly.