Thanks IPABC post
United States news aggregation site BuzzFeed editors John Herman (John Herrman) said on Wednesday, after the Opera use the WebKit rendering engine, global browser market dominated by WebKit. Ultimately, Microsoft also has no radio. Following articles of the main contents: as one of the few independent browser vendors, Opera on Wednesday announced that it will adjust the Opera browser shows you how the Internet: that is, to abandon their Presto rendering engine, WebKit rendering instead.
Currently, Google Chrome and Apple Safari Web browsers using WebKit rendering engine. In addition, as two of the most popular mobile browser, iPhone and iPad using the mobile version of Safari, as well as system default browser is based on WebKit Android technology.
In other words, WebKit has dominated the browser market:
WebKit is the only one main rendering engines of sustainable growth in market share, Chrome, and Safari are now supporting WebKit
In the past year, sustained growth of the global market share Chrome and Safari uses WebKit without using WebKit rendering engine of Mozilla and IE market share continued to decline
WebKit became synonymous with mobile browsers:
Growing share of the global mobile device and your desktop computer shares tumbled
Now it can be said that: WebKit has won
This means that in the near future, creating a Web site will be different than past: developers no longer need to consider Web site, whether based on four different rendering engine browser compatibility, only compatible with WebKit; they will use WebKit technology development and application, rather than adopting Web Technologies Web site. In other words, the process will become more and more like a mobile app store application development, applications developed for the iPhone without having to go through manual authorization. This age does not mean that Web application will bring, but it means that this day would eventually come.
WebKit dominated browser market also means that many of the current Web standards will be eliminated. In the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards most favored by the developers, Web standards lead the market. But when WebKit becomes mainstream, market ownership turned to WebKit and a WebKit-based browser. From the field of international relations, W3C equivalent of the United Nations, but WebKit is a growing empire, controlling most of the Member States.
This will change how new Web features built, Peter-baoluo·Kehe, Web Developer (Peter-Paul Koch) this explains:
“In future, Opera supports a specific standard of power will be weakened. They can continue to add functionality to WebKit, but it is unlikely that add functionality for their Presto rendering engine is easy. WebKit has many manufacturers, for standard proposals, other stakeholders may hold different views. ”
“For W3C,, a new feature is available only in a paragraph or two on the WebKit browser deployment, interoperability? I don’t know, believe the W3C is also puzzled. Now, the issue suddenly became very important. ”
For decades in the judgement which is part of the HTML, which is not a body, they are facing a crisis of survival. WebKit is getting into the mainstream meant that as two of the technology’s biggest sponsors, Google and Apple will decide which part of the Web, which are not.
Facing this crisis of survival along with Microsoft, as far back as IE6 as the world’s most popular browser, Microsoft is committed to the extension of the exclusive Web standards become mainstream.
WebKit becomes the mainstream really mean what most forceful answer might be Microsoft’s concern. Microsoft said last November in a blog post that “you may only be used on the Web site that is optimized for iOS or Android WebKit. “But Microsoft is now showing a touch of despair, saying that” were optimized sites supported by WebKit IE10 is easy. ”
This post did not say when Microsoft will switch to WebKit, but in the end may have no option.