[webkit-dev] Is WebKit's javascript subpar?

David D. Kilzer ddkilzer at kilzer.net
Fri May 26 00:22:22 PDT 2006

WebKit's JavaScript engine is a completely different code base than  
the one in Firefox.  Although WebKit's JS engine has not achieved  
feature-parity with Firefox, there are a number of people spending  
their own time documenting bugs, writing test cases, and coding fixes  
for these bugs.  And that doesn't even include the Apple employees  
working on the project.

It's a lot easier to post a blog entry saying that WebKit lacks a  
feature than it is to implement a missing feature or fix a broken  


On May 25, 2006, at 10:50 PM, Colin Barrett wrote:

> [...]
> My main question is: Is WebKit's JS worse than FF's, or simply not  
> the same, which could lead to breakage.
> -Colin
> On May 25, 2006, at 3:04 PM, Abhi Beckert wrote:
>> I've seen several blog posts recently (eg:
>> http://rentzsch.com/code/dashcodeForAjaxAppDevelopment) that boldly
>> state WebKit's "ajax support" is vastly inferior to FireFox. [...]

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