[webkit-dev] AtMail 5.x and Safari
mjs at apple.com
Tue Jul 31 22:32:01 PDT 2007
On Jul 31, 2007, at 3:07 PM, David D. Kilzer wrote:
> Joe Auty <jauty at indiana.edu> wrote:
>> Apparently the developers are working on adding Safari advanced
>> interface support, but in the meantime I was sort of curious as to
>> the technical hurdles may have been with supporting Safari? Does
>> have some issues with parsing XML documents that Gecko is capable of
> XML parsing support has been greatly enhanced (thanks ap!) in WebKit
> since the
> last version was released with Safari 2.0.x. The first question
> hurdles for supporting Safari) would probably be best asked of the
> developers who know much more about what Gecko features it uses.
> Bug reports about specific failures on http://bugs.webkit.org/ are
> welcome! (Reduced test cases will help them get fixed even faster.)
We support XML in general quite well, but we have no support for XUL,
which is a proprietary Mozilla-specific UI language. It sounds like
AtMail has dependend heavily on proprietary, browser-specific
technologies in both IE and Mozilla, which is somewhat unfortunate.
They could probably do much of what they need to with standard, cross-
browser web technologies.
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