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anonymous:
Considering the first part of the article is a history of web browsers, it makes perfect sense to wait to talk about WebKit until late in the story.

Chrome-only sites are extremely rare.
And while they are problematic, it's the fault of web developers, not Google.
7:49 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
Does Apple blocking its event video streams on anything but Safari rate any mentions?
8:23 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
anonymous:
> Chrome-only sites are extremely rare. And while they are problematic, it's the fault of web developers, not Google.

You mean, like Google Meet, Allo, YouTube TV, Google Earth, and YouTube Studio?
9:23 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
anonymous:
Oh, they quoted Gruberstein, so no wonder there's a link there -- even if they reject the "Chrome owes its success to Apple" story that he'd like to see.

9:46 pm — Thursday, 4 January 2018
Dire Warning:
Gruber is right; it's troublesome to create technology that only works in a proprietary browser. There are echoes of Internet Explorer 6, which tried to "own" the Internet with its IE-only shenanigans.

(Before anyone overreacts, I'm not saying Google should be stopped or this should be illegal... I just like the web to look and work the same in all major browsers – I think that's the best kind of open web.)
5:13 pm — Friday, 5 January 2018
Ero:
Can confirm. We've recently switched to this terrible video conferencing software at work that only supports Chrome. Sucks that I have to keep it around just for that.
3:21 am — Saturday, 6 January 2018
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