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Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Posted Feb 18, 2013 13:10 UTC (Mon) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
In reply to: Opera moves to WebKit and V8 by epa
Parent article: Opera moves to WebKit and V8

> I can see that if there were a single browser, with a promise to maintain backwards compatibility, then life would be easier. But even then you have the thorny question of what counts as backwards compatibility; taken strictly, even bug fixes would be impossible.

Lack of backward compatibility: where the "single browser" dream/nightmare breaks indeed. It's surprising how browsers versions are very seldom mentioned in discussions like this one.

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Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Posted Feb 19, 2013 19:52 UTC (Tue) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106) [Link]

Didn't you hear? There are no versions any more! All anyone cares about is that things are up-to-date. That's why Chrome and Firefox silently update and why the Firefox devs wanted to remove the version number from the About dialog. Even the HTML5 spec doesn't have a version, it's a "Living document"--live in the now, man! Versions are so last decade.

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