[FoRK] Hey AT&T... FU

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Wed Jun 2 11:06:46 PDT 2010


Oops, I geeged.  Sorry.


jb


On Jun 2, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:

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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Jun 2, 2010, at 12:24, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
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>>> 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
>> (1) using exactly the same renderer and javascript engine (with all
>> 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.
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> 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
>> full javascript in 2010 is definitely crippleware.) So neither are
>> 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.
> 
> Speculation: preemption.
> 
> May not do much for them.
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> 
> jbw




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