Mozilla slams Google's Chrome Frame as 'browser soup'

Tagged: google, Mozilla Firefox, Software
Source: computerworld - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 2 days ago

Mozilla executives today took shots at Google for pitching its Chrome Frame plug-in as a solution to Internet Explorer's poor performance, with one arguing that Google's move will result in "browser soup."

The Mozilla reaction puts the company that builds Firefox on the same side of the debate as rival Microsoft, which has also blasted Google over the plug-in.

Released last week, Chrome Frame lets Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), IE7 and IE8 utilize the Chrome browser's WebKit rendering engine, as well as its high-performance V8 JavaScript engine. Google pitched the plug-in as a way to instantly improve the performance of the notoriously slow IE, and as a way for Web developers to support standards IE can't handle, including HTML 5.

 

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Anonymous

Mozilla Firefox is the only browser that is needed.

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I use Google Chrome, as I wanted to experience the latest in CSS3 and HTML 5. :)

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Anonymous

Opera is also capable of CSS3 and HTML5....right...?

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Just don't support IE7 and IE8.

That's all I can say.

How about supporting IE5 in Windows 3.1? Okay, I'm joking, but I thought it'd be cool to have best of both worlds with Google Chrome and a very outdated operating system. :)

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