Friday, November 7th, 2008>p>Some people are getting excited at the thought of IE adopting WebKit as the renderer. They seem to think this may happen based on this tidbit:
Addressing a developer conference in Sydney Australia, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the idea of using WebKit as the rendering engine within its web browser was “interesting” and added “we may look at that.”
That would sure be interesting wouldn’t it? This goes against what we say at PDC last week though. In one of the sessions we were shown how IE8 and Office share the same renderer now. This is interesting when you think about it and how it could enable very interesting UIs to showcase Office on the Web.
Microsoft and Apple working on the same Open Source codebase? Imagine that! I doubt it ;)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:33 am