Safari Adopts WebKit2

By | February 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

Safari Adopts WebKit2Back in April of 2010, Apple has announced a new version of WebKit framework which is essentially called WebKit2

Well, it looks like the upcoming Mac OS X Lion release will feature an improved Safari web browser that finally utilizes Webkit2.

One of the main framework goals is to utilize a split process model, so the web content would be placed into a separate process. As a result, bad plugin, tab etc. won’t crash the whole web browser.

This behavior is very similar to Chrome’s; however, as split process module is directly integrated into WebKit2 framework, other clients will be able to use it as well.

Via: MacRumors


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  • Sarjoor

    Excellent !!!!!!

  • RamaSubbu_SK

    This is really a good news for MAC users. I don’t know many safari users are there in Windows. Hopefully firefox & IE follows in this in future version.

    • Sarjoor

      IE already has split process model.

      You mean hopefully Firefox and Opera follow this in future versions.

      • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

        I hope Opera never implements this shit that only mask crashes.

    • jrk

      Actually IE was the first to implement multiple processes, Chrome was announced months after IE.