Standards v/s IE6, Err It Is WebKit This Time!

The story isn’t a lot different. The open Web needs us to program to the Web standards. If we program to tools, we pit standards against the innovations that tool has brought to the table.

WebKit has led many new developments and that has made it popular with a lot of browsers, especially for mobiles. If we, the developers, focus only on WebKit and ignore others, we will end up with killing either the standards or the WebKit. Let us learn from history – use the new technologies, but make sure we support the standards, and on the way help standardize those innovations.

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  1. Rajesh said:

    By Doug Jackson October 8, 2012 – 10:59 pmJust wanted to let you know that I ttolaly feel your pain. Safari used to be great in this regard because it would save the search terms separately for each tab, so you could easily add or modify whatever search thread you were working on in a given tab. Since this merging of fields, I’ve moved to Firefox, which only partly solves the problem. It has the separate fields (for now), but it doesn’t save tab-specific search terms. And Firefox is missing a lot of the niceties of Safari, e.g., the well-integrated Reader and PDF viewer (Preview). I’m also afraid of being forced to move to Linux again. Let’s hope current trends don’t continue.

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