[FoRK] Hey AT&T... FU
jbone at place.org
Wed Jun 2 10:47:32 PDT 2010
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On Jun 2, 2010, at 12:24, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
>> Not sure that defeats the point; they could do a lot worse in
>> terms of not allowing any other browsers *at all*
>> (regardless of provenance) into the channel.
> It surely defeats your point, since all the other browsers are either
> the same problems)
Why does the engine in question matter at all? (Rhetorical: it
doesn't, at least not with respect to the point I was actually making.)
The deficiency in question is changing the default search engine to
Bing. That's not baked into Webkit, its chrome (little-c.) Quite
possible to build one sans Bingbox with Webkit.
FWIW, I hate the waste of search boxes in browsers in general.
Unnecessary. The location box can be a command line, and IS with just
a little readily available software. I used to remove the google box
from Safari before Apple sealed the nib.
> or (2) deliberate crippleware (a browser without
> going to actually improve on mobile safari.
>> The browsers stand out as an exception, given their tendency to
>> block other apps that duplicate functionality already
>> provided by bundled apps...
> Fair point. I do wonder why they bothered to make the exception, given
> that the alternatives are all deliberately shit as a result of their
> other restrictions.
May not do much for them.
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