With Google concentrating on its own Blink, Apple is tightening the WebKit browser engine code base. That'll limit other projects seeking to customize the browser.
Both Chrome and Safari will move faster when uncoupled from each other, Google argues. But it's not just about technology: Social issues also factored into the schism.
Dave Methvin, a leader of the influential jQuery programming tool, says WebKit is plagued with old bugs. He's not optimistic Opera will help improve the browser situation.
The Norwegian software company plans to throw its weight behind the browser engine used by Google and Apple this year instead of developing its own.
Shepherded by Google, the CSS Regions technology that Adobe hopes will improve Web layout has found a home in the WebKit browser engine.
The problem with some Web sites showing block-A characters instead of text in Safari 5.1 is likely rooted in the sandboxing technology in the latest WebKit update. Here are some methods for addressing the issue.
The Audiovox IPD-UNVBT is physically firm, functionally flexible, and relatively inexpensive mounting option for entertaining rear seat passengers with the tablet that you already own.
The HTC Desire 610 may be affordable, with an iPhone 5C-style plastic body, but its mediocre specs and poor screen resolution mean it's still not a good buy. For much less money you can grab the 4G Motorola Moto G, which has the same processor, Android KitKat software and a higher resolution display.
Although it's one of the cheapest smartphones around, you're better off saving your money for a slightly pricier handset.
Google, RIM, and HP now use the WebKit-based browser software underlying Safari. Perhaps that heightened interest is why Apple wants the trademark.