Safari, Customization, and David Hyatt

One of the many significant announcements at Apple's Keynote include Apple's new web-browser - Safari. Contrary to popular speculation, the Apple browser is not based on the Mozilla code-base, and is instead built on KHTML.

David Hyatt who was the creator of Chimera was employed by Apple back in July 2002. This fact perhaps first spawned speculation of an Apple Branded browser. This ars thread spawned first rumors of the project... in October 2002.

David Hyatt continues to maintain a weblog which provides some interesting insight and exciting information about Apple's new Browser.

Mr. Hyatt references this Slashdot article which describes how to use a custom WebCore in Safari. This details some exciting functionality available to advanced users:

    So yesterday Apple released Safari web browser, and also the open-source WebCore and JavaScriptCore components. (In Darwin terminology, WebCore and JavaScriptCore are frameworks. Frameworks are kind like DSO's or DLL's to you Unix or Windows folks.)

    Because WebCore and JavaScriptCore are open-source (under the LGPL), anybody with a Mac, OS X 10.2, and the development tools can download them and compile them.

This patch can fix a crash-bug Safari and visual Hebrew. medea posted in our Current Events forum that Sfari broke the single day download record for Apple with 300,000 downloads in the past 24 hours.

Mr. Hyatt apparently enjoyed our previous link to his weblog. Hi David!

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