Apple releases Safari

January 08, 2003

In case you were sleeping under a rock yesterday, Apple released their Safari web browser.

The new browser is based on the KHTML engine (previously used for the KDE browser, Konqueror).

Mark Pilgrim has collected a very nice set of Safari-related links.

Also, Eric Meyer reports that:

Meanwhile, I've heard credible rumors that Apple, while it was working on Safari, filed Bugzilla evangelism bugs so that the Standards Evangelists at Netscape (of which I'm one) would get the sites to fix their code to work with Gecko and other standards-compliant browsers. This would then, they apparently hoped, get the sites working in Safari as well. If this turns out to be true, I'm going to be furious; just the idea that it could be true makes me angry. I don't mind helping out Apple. I'm a Macintosh guy and have been for more than a decade now. I do mind being tricked into doing their work for them. Hey, guys, what's wrong with saying, "We're both working on standards-based browsers, so let's work together to get sites to support standards?" You know, being honest? How about that? Anyone think of that?
Posted by Andrew at January 8, 2003 09:33 PM