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WebKit

An open source layout engine that is used to render Web pages in Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome and other Web browsers. It is also used in smartphones from Nokia, Apple, Google and others. WebKit was derived from the KHTML rendering engine used by the Konquerer browser in the Linux KDE desktop. In 2002, Apple modified KHTML and dubbed it WebKit. See browser rendering engine.
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Service Workers, an API for running background scripts in the browser, have shown up in the WebKit Feature Status dashboard as "In Development.
Qwertyoruiop said all he had to do was make a small tweak to his existing jailbreakMe iOS Webkit exploit and remove the iOS specific code from it.
The HTML5 capabilities missing in the iOS version of WebKit include access to APIs for vibration, ambient light detection, battery status, notifications, filesystem access and the WebRTC videoconferencing protocol, according to a copy of Nexedi's lawsuit seen by the IDG News Service.
With the new WebKit, practitioners can integrate a Zeiss sight test onto their website to enable patients to check if a professional eye test is required, encouraging more patients into their practices.
It supports upload, where webkit browsers enable access to the file system, such as the Playbook and the Android, and it supports url generation for files, managed file sharing by expiry, as well as cross cloud search.
This solution, which includes a full range of iTV back office products, head-end appliances, middleware, and Webkit HTML user-interface, offers a scalable turnkey solution that can integrate many stand-alone solutions and products into one TV solution package.
Combining the improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with the hardware enhancements of the Bold 9900 delivers browsing results that are up to 40 percent faster than BlackBerry 6-based smartphones and up to 100 percent faster than BlackBerry 5-based smartphones, the statement said.
BlackBerry 7 also introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser which combines the improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine with the hardware enhancements to deliver a faster, more fluid web browsing experience.
In addition HD video support has been added to the YouTube functionality and a WebKit web browser replaces the original browser.
Hitachi is committed to open standards and we believe that WebKit is the ideal foundation for the Web TV experience," noted Kenji Katsumata, general manager, Visual Technology Solutions Digital AV Products Division at Hitachi Consumer Electronics.
First posted on NeoGAF, the news revolves around the fact that Sony's Principal Software Engineer, Geoff Levand, has been observed to be conducting tests on Chrome and webkit.
In addition to which they say that there is a possibility that the WebKit browser is designed for the OS 5 devices.