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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rye9, Feb 24, 2006.
Is it true that Safari is based on Mozilla?
Where did you here this?
Safari was based on Konqueror.
No, Safari is not based on Mozilla. It is based on the KHTML engine from KDE.
Well, obviously I'm a Mac user, and this is from the Nintendo.com forums. (under my account of course What does all of that mean? It started out with Mozilla so I figured Safari and Mozilla has some connections.
Interesting that it represents itself that way. Perhaps it operates similarly to Mozilla and so says so in order to work with more websites, and maybe I'm way off base, but I'm pretty sure it's not a Mozilla project.
Virtually every browser reports itself as Mozilla, including IE.
Safari will report itself to a website as a different browser if the website will not support Safari. "Automatic User Agent Switching" (you can look into this if you enable the Safari debug menu)
In fact, Mozilla was quite peeved when Apple chose to go with Konqueror when they developed Safari. Here's an article.
now how do you enable the debug menu. (i know, probably obvious but couldn't find it). That is something that would be convienient for me.
Download TinkerTool...it lets you enable lots of little goodies.
i downloaded that recently and didn't really check closesly. thanks though.
Such burgeoning confusion of identity ...
I hate it when the machines seem so alive.
Number Five is alive!!
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1
in a shell.
It was their own fault. The Mozilla rendering engine for Mac was still using (and I believe still uses today) QuickDraw rather than Quartz.
If they thought that Apple would base their browser on something that was still based in classic Mac technology... then they obviously had no idea what Apple was looking for. It was in Apple's best interest to port totally foreign code to Mac OS X (and Quartz) than to try to undo what Mozilla for Mac had settled for.