WebKit’s DOM support

Veerle Pieters (who made some lovely buttons) writes about WebKit, the rendering engine from Apple that drives the Safari web browser (and Dashboard).

Veerle has put together some succinct tables of results for the engine’s DOM support. In short, it’s pretty darn good. The numbers decrease for XHTML, as opposed to HTML, but that’s par for the course.

What’s really exciting is that WebKit is now an open-source project. That means that there’s a good chance that it will be migrated to non-Apple platforms. If Firefox is anything to go by, the open-source nature of WebKit’s development will result in very speedy, high quality development.

Posted by Jeremy on Friday, September 30th, 2005 at 2:20am


Well, webkit has always been open-source, since it was based on open-source project (KHTML).

What changed is that it’s now more openly developed. Since there’s not too much of a difference between Webkit and KHTML, which is less dependant on MacOS X technologies, I doubt it will get used all that much on non-Mac platforms.

# Posted by Marko Samastur on Friday, September 30th, 2005 at 7:07am

I see there’s already an AmigsOS port in the works. Would be nice to finally see a decent browser on that platform.

# Posted by Olly on Friday, September 30th, 2005 at 12:40pm

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