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.