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January 9, 2003

Surfing Safari

Apple’s Safari is out, at least in beta. To the suprise of many, including me, it uses the KHTML rendering engine (the one behind the Konqueror browser) , rather than Gecko (which powers Mozilla, Netscape7, Chimera, Phoenix,…).

It’s a nifty-looking browser, incredibly lightweight (a 3+ MB download), and fast as heck (I thought Chimera and Mach-O Mozilla were fast!).

Unfortunately, the KHTML engine does have a few CSS bugs. Mark Pilgrim has a review and a tracker for these CSS bugs. A couple affect the rendering of this blog, which is why it currently looks like crap in Safari (and, I suppose, Konqueror, too).

Fortunately, Dave Hyatt’s blog gives every indication that the Safari Team are working fast to squash the bugs.

Methinks I hear a crackling sound as the Browser Wars heat up again.

Posted by distler at January 9, 2003 1:28 AM

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