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Re: Apple releases its own Web browser - Safari, based on KHTML

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 15:47:50 -0800
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
To: James Craig <james@cookiecrook.com>
Message-Id: <98D70FEA-2363-11D7-A67E-003065E251F6@apple.com>

On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 03:18 PM, James Craig wrote:

> On 1/8/03 3:04 PM, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>>> As Konqueror, KDE's [http://www.kde.org] native Web Browser, is 
>>> quite good in
>>> CSS 2.x support (and XHTML/XML)
>> Safari has no XHTML/XML support yet, since they have not ported the 
>> XML
>> parser.  There is no eta for when it will happen.
>> And frankly, almost all browsers available on the mac at this point 
>> (IE/Mac,
>> Opera, Gecko, Safari) have comparable support for the things you list 
>> and all
>> are a good bit ahead of IE/Windows... I doubt web designers who did 
>> not care
>> to support IE/Mac will care to support Safari.
> The CSS box model and 'fixed' positioning in Safari both seem faulty 
> as well
> as form support in XHTML. It's probably snagging on the closing slash 
> in the
> <input /> tags. For now, I'd rather stick with Mozilla or IE5 on Mac.
> Chimera is another cool Cocoa browser, but it's <1.0 and buggy as well.

Safari does not yet support XHTML/XML (anything sent as an XML MIME 
type).  It will work more or less with "tag soup" XHTML 1.0 sent as 
text/html (like wired.com).  We are currently working on an 
implementation of the QT components necessary to do XML parsing, but it 
wasn't ready in time for beta.

Dave Hyatt
Received on Wednesday, 8 January 2003 18:47:53 UTC

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