updated 02:35 pm EST, Mon March 10, 2003
Several readers point to recently posted notes on Mac browsers, including notes by Mitchell Baker of Mozilla.org on browser innovation and Safari developer Dave Hyatt's thoughts on tabbed browsing:
 "We would have preferred to have Apple use Gecko or collaborate with us on the development of the Camino browser, but providing an alternative to an OS-sponsored browser is nothing new to us. The key goal of the Mozilla project is to help keep content on the web open and help keep access to that content from being controlled by a single source. Apple's decision to ship a browser based on an open source rendering engine, with a focus on standards compliance, is a good thing for the big picture goal."
[Dave Hyatt] "I've seen a lot of comments in various Mac forums where people have claimed that 'Dave Hyatt said he doesn't like tabbed browsing!' or 'Dave Hyatt hates tabbed browsing!' I find these posts perplexing, because I never said any such thing, and of course the opposite is true. I love tabbed browsing. I implemented tabbrowser in the Mozilla trunk. I implemented tabbed browsing in Chimera. I implemented the version used in Phoenix. Given how many times I've implemented it, I'm amazed that people would think that I am not a tabbed browsing devotee."