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Apple should use Safari to drive Web standards

updated 07:40 am EDT, Sun June 6, 2004

Safari for Windows?

Apple should leverage Safari to says the Safari still leads the pack unless you need specific features offered by others.




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  1. DaedalusDX

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iTunes doesn't use Safar

    Despite what the author of the first article says about iTunes, and the wishfulness of possibly porting Safari to Windows, iTunes doesn't use any part of the KHTML engine that Safari uses. It uses its own proprietary XML engine to handle the Music Store pages.

  1. DaedalusDX

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    gmail

    I'm not really impressed with this article. A few of his points against Safari really do not make sense. The way Safari handles password saving is the same as Omniweb handles their passwords.

    Also, he wrote his article two days after this http://www.macnn.com/news/24931.

    Mozilla isn't the ONLY browser that is supported by Google GMail right now.

  1. Awimoway

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    How?

    .4% of the browser market does not a leverage make.

  1. MichaelNH

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hmmm

    Why port all the cool programs over to PC? How exactly does that help Apple? Porting programs and support cost money and time. If they don't plan on selling Safari to PC users, they shouldn't waste their time. iTunes makes them money on songs/ipods, so that makes sense. There are dozens of web browsers for PC, let them fight it out for the freebees.

  1. HeatherEcsedi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Explorer

    I like choice. I still use Explorer as much as Safari depending on what I want to do. And I do agree with every reaction posted so far.

  1. bauhaus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Forget Safari

    Please.. no one wants Safari on the Windows platform. h***, I don't want Safari on MacOSX. Firefox is much better on both and more interesting and innovative in design (not to mention efficiency)-- and there are no strings attached to that program when it's given freely to the masses

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: forget safari

    and more interesting and innovative in design (not to mention efficiency)--

    Please, oh please, help those of us who've not bothered to download build after build of beta software and tell us what is so innovative about their design over anything else, as well as what's so interesting...

    oh and there's no strings I know of to safari, explorer, or mozilla.

  1. hodelas

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Safari/printing

    Safari has improved a lot, but I still use IE for printing because it puts on the page both the web site being printed and the time/date on which it was printed. That's been discussed in these forums before (with predictable Monty Python-esque responses of "Well, why don't you just WRITE those things on the page yourself", to which I think the reply would be "If I wanted to write it down by hand, I wouldn't have bought the printer in the first place.").

    Safari's behavior has improved over the last year (it now seems to print iBlog pages without distoring font sizes, etc.), but there are differences in its print preview behavior and its print/save as pdf behavior, particularly with frames. It's still a work in progress, and doesn't seem to be inherently superior to the alternatives.

  1. Sydney Tsai

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    innovative firefox?

    dude, firefox was ripping safari... the google box, custom toolbar...
    you haven't see the eariler version... how pity is that :)

  1. cc_foo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Why Safari?

    I don't understand this article at all. Why should Apple port Safari to the PC to establish standards? Judging from the reviews on Versiontracker, I'm not the only one who think both Firefox and Camino are great browsers on the Mac. Both are Mozilla-based browsers. Firefox on the PC is also readily available, and a good browser from my personal experience. So it looks like we have cross-platform standards-based browsers already.

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