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.

#93 Re: Still some people do not seem to get it

by schapel

Friday January 17th, 2003 2:41 PM

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But replacing the Gecko engine with the KHTML engine would reduce choice, not increase it. Besides, it would be much more complicated than just a replacement, because KHTML has a different API and is not cross-platform. We need Mozilla just like it is with the highly standards compliant open-source Gecko engine.