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Credit where credit is due

๐Ÿ•–๏ธŽ - 2008-09-04

With all the talk about Google Chrome, the rendering engine WebKit is being mentioned, and always with the "also used by the Safari browser by Apple"-badge tacked on.

Didn't WebKit originate in KHTML, of Konqueror browser fame, by the KDE people? Why is nobody crediting the people/project that created the foundation of WebKit in the first place?

Maybe this is like Richard Stallman yelling "GNU/Linux DAMMIT!", but... wouldn't it be kind of fair to mention the origin and not just the largest benefactee, just once in a while?

Maybe that is tracing back too much history.

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