The JS rendering engine is the most proprietary and slowest of all of the browsers. I work with automation software and it is, by far, the most particular and problematic (over anything built on WebKit like Chrome and Safari or Firefox).
"The box said requires windows xp or better, so I installed Linux"
Google search comes ahead with things like internet explorer opens many tabs -- most of the responses say 'malware'
Erm...you do know that Firefox is built on the Gecko rendering with it's own JS engine, currently called IonMonkey in FF18. Chrome has Google's V8 JS engine, and Safari has the Nitro JS engine.
And proprietary is a relative term. Especially with Google's V8 engine, which is at the core of NodeJS. That and all of the Mozilla engines are F/OSS and can be re-used, modified, updated, etc with various minimal restrictions elsewhere, or even if your own browser. Hardly proprietary.
Good read. I definitely have to work the term "SquirrelFish" into a conversation in the next day or two
I *was* being overly general. Words I tend to misuse slightly are "proprietary" and "non-standard" - to which I almost always mean "not what most everyone else is doing"
Both helping JS devs and automating for JS, I have to say that the rule of thumb is if it works on anything other than MS, it'll work on almost everything that's not MS, then we have to make adjustments for IE.
What kills me is that IE 8 for XP and IE 8 for Win7 appear to be completely different products.