New Favorites Plug-in for K-Meleon

Tuesday January 21st, 2003

Joe Elwell writes: "The original light weight Mozilla based browser K-Meleon released a new Favorites plugin late last week. It boasts faster loading speed and new sorting options. Here's hoping that means a K-Meleon .8 is right around the corner."

#4 Re: k-meleon/chimera

by asa <>

Tuesday January 21st, 2003 7:30 PM

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"KHTML still appears to value performance and footprint over standards compliance which I think is a better weighting since that's more what users care about. The last 10% of standards compliance is of little interest to the vast majority."

They're not touching the rendering engine. They have nothing to do with standards compliance. They're reusing the rendering engine developed by which does have standards compliance as a goal. But if they really did care about footprint and performance they would be hacking on the rendering engine becuase it's the most heavy-weight component there is. I don't understand what you were trying to communicate with your comment. That these guys are making Gecko lighter and faster? They're not. That they're not interested in standards support? Then why are they using gecko and not mshtml which would be even easier for them to embed in a windows app.