Berita mengenai Opera yang beralih ke WebKit mendapat perhatian dari John Resig, pembuat jQuery, the missing JavaScript library. John Resig berpendapat bahwa WebKit bagi browser layaknya jQuery bagi JavaScript.

I would argue that WebKit (a common framework for implementing the standards-compatible portion of a web browser) is exactly like jQuery (a common framework for implementing a DOM standards-compatible experience in a web page) at this point.

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Selain itu, John Resig juga mengomentari beberapa argumen terkait masalah WebKit dan web standar. Misalnya, tentang stagnasi, dan masalah bug yang bisa menjadi de facto.

As to the bugs: WebKit is a common code base that a number of browsers contribute to, however every browser vendor has the ability to make changes to their own fork of the code base. I see no reason why these “now-standard” WebKit bugs wouldn’t be fixed by any single vendor.

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