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> 2. Google Chrome *does* use WebKit:
However, Google use their V8 engine for JavaScript execution in Chrome and not WebKit's default one. That engine is an important product differentiator for them.

Also, I'm sure Chrome's WebKit is substantially different than what Apple's web view control can provide, so it'd still mean a Chrome port to iOS isn't going to happen and would not really be Chrome even if it did. It'd be Safari in Chrome clothing.

Dan Tull

From: [] On Behalf Of Kevin Vermeer []
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 11:03 AM
To: Lua mailing list
Subject: Re: Ok, Apple has released its grip

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Martin Schröder <<>> wrote:
2010/9/10 Chris Babcock <<>>:
> No, any program can run Javascript embedded in web pages as long as they use
> webkit to do so.

So Opera, Firefox and Chrome would have to use Webkit for JavaScript.
I doubt that will happen. :-)


Two problems with your statement:
 1. This is about iOS apps (for the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad), not about generic browsers.   Apple doesn't allow browsers other than Safari on the iPhone, so it's a moot point.
 2. Google Chrome *does* use WebKit:
Kevin Vermeer