It's no longer possible to build a browser engine from scratch. Each time an engine goes extinct it's a monumental loss.
All I can hope is that Microsoft open sources EdgeHTML so that someone else is able to continue the work.
@ada Some of us are still fightin' the good fight 😁
@ada Or harvest the good parts of it. Good things usually contain other good things inside!
@ada this to me is the web's weakest link. The fact you can't reasonably create a browser from scratch will be the web's downfall. We'll all be forced into one engine that is controlled by a company that doesn't have our best interests at heart.
We should probably take what we learned in the last 3 decades and write simpler, safer, more expressive languages and protocols that can actually be implemented by a handful of people.
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