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January 7, 2003

Go On A Safari

Posted by Mike on January 7, 2003 1:10 PM


Apple has released a beta of Safari, a KHTML-based browser. I love Chimera, and think I'll miss tabbed browsing, but here are some highlights:

Oh... it's a Cocoa app, so those beloved Emacs keybindings work in every text editing field.

LinuxToday has the technical details on the use of KHTML, etc. Mark Pilgrim has a rundown of where CSS is working (and not) in Safari.

Update: O.k. I found a CSS bug. The handy little 'bug' icon in the upper right let me send the page, the page's source, and a brief report of the problem to Apple.

Yet Another Update: Alas and alack, it doesn't seem to like bookmarklets, which means no handy Movable Type "postit" buttons. Too bad. Once NetNewsWire has category support, it won't be such a big deal. For now, though, back to Chimera.


it's just a Cocoa-flavored Konqui?

Great. :(

There was a reason I didn't use Konqi on Linux.

FWIW, I tried it and couldn't even use Active PHP Bookmarks with it. It didn't pick up the damn cookie.

Posted by: Ed at January 7, 2003 8:20 PM

Hell yeah.. fast to launch, fast to load, no pop ups, imported my bookmarks automagically... small sized toolbar. The one bitch i have is that Safari just decided to make itself the default browser without asking. Then again I dont really mind since it is workign well.

The main thing i like about it is that it will autocomplete in the addressbook from my bookmarks.

Posted by: Leopoldo at January 7, 2003 9:02 PM

Yeah... it's got some issues with cookies and PHP... the people over at MacMerc are picking at its problems. It's just not quite soup yet, but it's a pretty impressive beta. An app to follow, anyhow.

Posted by: mph at January 7, 2003 9:24 PM