Microsoft ‘may consider’ Webkit in IE

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Steve Ballmer has said that Microsoft “may look at” using Webkit in future ver­sions of Inter­net Explor­er (con­tra­dict­ing Chris Wilson’s state­ment last year that they would­n’t). I real­ly can’t see it; at least, not in the near future. Per­haps for Win­dows Mobile, as Webkit is prov­ing itself in the mobile space, but almost cer­tain­ly not on the desktop.

2 comments on
“Microsoft ‘may consider’ Webkit in IE”

  1. I’ve been lob­by­ing for this all along, that is Microsoft should use anoth­er browsers script­ing and ren­der­ing engine. Think of all the employ­ees they could let go if they only had to focus on the UI of IE.

  2. This would be great all round, advanced CSS fea­tures and only very minor dis­crep­an­cies to count for in design­ing. The web would advance so much quick­er if everyone/most played by the same rules in ren­der­ing and kept upto­date with updates.