Microsoft: “Webkit Could Be The New IE6″
In the mobile sector, the danger of a new monopoly exists – Own CSS prefixes difficult for others
There is a certain irony when Microsoft in a recent blog entry is dedicated to the topic standard support on the mobile web. Ironically, the company that has been criticized for many years for its consistent disregard numerous official web now warns of a new monopoly.
Meanwhile have the Webkit rendering engine, which both Android and iOS is used, achieved in the mobile space following a dangerous dominance with all their side effects. This meant that many mobile sites are now using Webkit-specific CSS prefixes for current functions – which are of course not in other browsers implemented correctly. A situation in which some browser vendors are now gone over to support the webkit prefixes themselves – even though they’re actually using a different rendering engine. Opera is a prominent example of this.
Such a workaround, Microsoft wants to tread, however. Instead, they tried to convince the web developers believe that it is easy to adapt mobile pages so that they run without restrictions in the mobile Internet Explorer 10th Many of the used Webkit prefixes are already standardized and can be used even without this specific, for experimental features there is also usually direct counterparts with-ms-prefix.
The urgency of the situation, because Microsoft will also illustrate with an example from his own past: The developers are intended to prevent a similar situation arises when Internet Explorer 6th This comparison is misleading, however: try Unlike previous Microsoft times the Webkit developers namely very well to adhere to open standards, and actively hold together with other browser vendors. (