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Submission + - Safari team comments on new IE8 version targeting

EMB Numbers writes: Apple's Safari/WebKit team have commented on Microsoft's proposal regarding new IE8 version targeting and the impact on existing web standards. "In addition to maintainability, an important feature of the WebKit engine is the ease with which it is deployed on limited-capability devices... These and other products all include a full-powered version of WebKit, no compromises...However, having more mode switches cuts against this. The extra code (possibly whole extra copies of the engine, at the very least a whole lot of extra if statements) would be a significant burden on mobile devices. It's not very well aligned with our mission of staying lean and mean."

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