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

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:03:50 +0300
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200301101503.50464.lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>

On Thursday 09 January 2003 02:47, David Hyatt wrote:
|  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.
|  >>
[...]
|  >
|  > 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

AFAIK position:fixed is supported in Konqueror quite well (and it was the 
first browser to support it correctly), so I hope Safari team at Apple would 
fix it pretty soon.

|  > 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.

Can you use expat library for this?
It's quite small and available under BSD-like license, IIRC.

|
|  Dave Hyatt
|  (hyatt@apple.com)

Cheers,
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Vadim Plessky
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