Chromium, the machine behind Chrome, has dumped Webkit.
This speaks for us all:
Chrome is no longer using webkit. Every developer in the world:reactiongifs.com/wp-content/upl…
— Ben Mckeown (@soully) April 3, 2013
I’m not sure what’s going viral first, that gif or a ‘Don’t blink’ joke that someone has yet to make up. Oh, the new system is called Blink, and it’s open source.
We know that the introduction of a new rendering engine can have significant implications for the web. Nevertheless, we believe that having multiple rendering engines—similar to having multiple browsers—will spur innovation and over time improve the health of the entire open web ecosystem.
Yes, this means we all get to use even more browsers to make sure our sites look okay on all of them. Again. Thanks. And while they say it’s ‘based on’ webkit, that’s about as ‘related to’ as when Law & Order would say ‘The following episode is based on a true story, only names have been changed…’
This prompted my coworker Shredder to opine “Are Google and Mozilla late-april-fooling us?”
Okay, Rarst is right: They’re out to screw over Apple.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see the new ways in which my sites break!