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Comment Re:How does firefox handle searches? (Score 1) 101

SSL by default for Google since Firefox 14, back in July 2012. See

For other search engines it depends. For example, Wikipedia has asked that the search through their search plugin keep happening over HTTP for now (see ).

Comment Re: Content management (Score 2) 244

> People ought to know that the prefixed attributes
> are in beta and may change.

That would be true if WebKit didn't explicitly promise to never remove or change them. Which they do. So people assume they can use them with no fear.

> Fortunately none of the vendor-specific extensions
> are anything but minor enhancements,

That's just not true for transforms, where not supporting them makes a page done entirely using positioning via transforms totally unreadable.

Or for animations where an element is display:none or off-screen and then animated in: no CSS animations means you never see the element at all.

Seriously, I suggest using a non-WebKit mobile UA for a bit and seeing just how broken some sites are.

Comment Re:I find Trident faster than WebKit. (Score 3, Insightful) 244

Actually, in a very real sense the engine _does_ belong to the competition. To actually get your code landed in WebKit you have to convince the current project maintainers (mostly Google and Apple) to accept it.

Which means that if you want to do something that Google and Apple don't (both, often!) approve of, you have to maintain it as a separate branch and deal with the merge pain. No different from other projects where you have to collaborate with others, but a lot different from having control over the code as Microsoft does with Trident right now.

Comment Re:Arguments of convenience (Score 4, Interesting) 244

Everyone and their mother designing "mobile" sites. For some big names, Google, Disney, Comcast, DirecTV, Flickr will all sniff whether you're on "mobile" and either serve you WebKit-only sites or detect that you're not using WebKit and serve you totally different, mostly unusable, sites than they do to WebKit-based browsers.

You should really try using a non-WebKit browser on Android. It's worse than trying to use a non-IE browser in 2000-2001 or so.

Comment Re:I've never seen a 32 bit Vista, 7, or 8 install (Score 1) 209

> For the Mozilla team to say there will "never" be a
> 64-bit build for Windows

Which is something no one at Mozilla ever said. But don't bother reading what they actually said, just read the lies lazy reporters spouted instead.

What Benjamin said is that there are no plans to ship a final 64-bit product in the next several months.

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