Web world bemoans loss of Opera independence
It might have been a smart strategic move for Opera Software to move to the WebKit browser engine and scrap its own Presto, but some think it’s a step backward for the development of the Web overall.
“A switch to Webkit might benefit Opera. It’s just not going to benefit the open Web,” said Mozilla’s Robert O’Callahan in comments on his blog about Opera’s Presto change-o. “This will strengthen the WebKit mobile monoculture and make it even harder for us to promote Web standards over ‘coding to Webkit.’”
The concern about Opera’s WebKit move stems from the way new features are added to the Web…. [Read more]
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