[webkit-dev] about WebKit Gif decoder

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Sat Mar 28 09:56:04 PDT 2009

2009/3/28 haithem rahmani <haithem.rahmani at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> I noticed that webKit implements its own Gif decoder and doesn't use the
> extrenal library libgif.

Safari does not use the GIF decoder in the WebKit tree, but rather uses

Other ports, such as Chromium and the Cairo port, do use the GIF decoder in
the tree.  I'm not sure we've ever compared against libgif.  I don't know
what its performance, compatibility and security characteristics are.

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