Go On A Safari

January 7th, 2003  |  Published in Uncategorized

Excellent!

Apple has released a beta of Safari, a KHTML-based browser. I love Chimera, and think I’ll miss tabbed browsing, but here are some highlights:

  • Really, really fast.
  • Smarter than Chimera about popup blocking: I can use the CMS from work without having to turn off popup blocking now.
  • Integrates bookmarks (which are very easy to manage) with the address book, so if an address entry has a URL, it’s presented with the name on the entry… handy for looking up friends’ sites
  • Integrated Google bar
  • “so far so good” on CSS

Oh… it’s a Cocoa app, so those beloved Emacs keybindings work in every text editing field.

LinuxToday has the technical details on the use of KHTML, etc. Mark Pilgrim has a rundown of where CSS is working (and not) in Safari.

Update: O.k. I found a CSS bug. The handy little ‘bug’ icon in the upper right let me send the page, the page’s source, and a brief report of the problem to Apple.

Yet Another Update: Alas and alack, it doesn’t seem to like bookmarklets, which means no handy Movable Type “postit” buttons. Too bad. Once NetNewsWire has category support, it won’t be such a big deal. For now, though, back to Chimera.

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