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June 2nd, 2004

There Is No Safari For Windows, Not Even in iTunes »

An otherwise excellent article on the future of web standards, which is taken from an article originally posted on the author's weblog on May 19th, contains the following: "Literally millions of people use a big chunk of Safari on Windows. It's the browser built into iTunes. It works today."

That is incorrect:

Sources:

Mihai Parparita in the comments: "iTunes doesn't use the Safari/KHTML rendering engine. The store server spits out XML in a custom format (which bears little resemblance to XHTML)". Mihai also points to a weblog article on the XML format iTunes uses.

Justin, in the same comments: "I actually didn't think that Apple used KHTML on windows for the iTMS. I thought that it was a proprietary XML parser. I could be wrong, but that's what I've heard from most Mac enthusiasts."

Just in case you, like me, were salivating at the possibility of a Windows version of Safari.

Posted by Richard at 07:25 PM | Category: