Safari so goodie (sorry) 09 Jan, 2003
I've continued to use Safari, and I'm pretty impressed. I would reiterate that it. is. in. beta for the whingers though…
Ed wanted to know what the standards compliance was like and I'd say the basic stuff is pretty good. Mark can tell you more. There certainly doesn't seem to be a need for any widespread panic along the lines of "Oh God, another browser to support." Not if you code right, and bear in mind improvements are sure to be made before v1.00. For a start, they can stop that "like Gecko" identification! (Although for the record, Safari Enhancer can help address this).
Moving on, a few minor tweaks to this site. As noted yesterday, all my links (Domino blogroll, "normal" blogroll, geek sites, etc., etc.) are now in a view, and I've added a load more. I shall keep 'em coming, but the
Domino blogroll was my priority! What else have I been doing… well, I've continued categorising my blog entries. Nearly all done. This is for a new "Related reading" feature I'll soon implement for the blog. My apologies if this screws up any RSS feeds' unread marks, although you should be OK as I've been categorising for a month or so already, and the feed only comprises the current month's blog entries.
We chose to be more like Gecko than like MSIE because we wanted to be lumped into the standards compliant category, because fundamentally we are committed to supporting DOM 1&2, CSS1&2, and enough proprietary MSIE extensions and Gecko extensions (innerHTML, createContextualFragment, offsetWidth/Height, etc.) that we could be placed in a similar category.