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MacBytes
Jun 4, 2004, 04:18 PM
Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: Safari As A Driver Of Innovation On The Web (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040604171855)
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jettredmont
Jun 4, 2004, 09:06 PM
Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: Safari As A Driver Of Innovation On The Web (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040604171855)
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Unfortunately, the central tenet of the article, that Safari is the underlying browser for iTunes, is flawed. To put it more bluntly, it is false.

iTunes and Safari doubtless share a small part of layout/rendering code, but the core libraries involved in Safari simply are not used in iTunes, and have not been publicly distributed in a Windows form.

The closest you can come is KHTML, which isn't bad, but a far cry from an IE killer on Windows.

Bendit
Jun 4, 2004, 09:32 PM
Unfortunately, the central tenet of the article, that Safari is the underlying browser for iTunes, is flawed. To put it more bluntly, it is false.

iTunes and Safari doubtless share a small part of layout/rendering code, but the core libraries involved in Safari simply are not used in iTunes, and have not been publicly distributed in a Windows form.

The closest you can come is KHTML, which isn't bad, but a far cry from an IE killer on Windows.

And you know this how?

Vonnie
Jun 5, 2004, 04:24 AM
Why would windows people switch to Safari if they didn't switch to Firefox or Mozilla in the first place? Safari wouldn't be a native app, it would run on an emulation layer. Any advantage Safari had on Mozilla on the Mac platform is completely lost on the Windows platform.