What is webkit?

WebKit

WebKit is a layout engine software designed to allow web browsers to render web pages. WebKit powers the Apple Safari and Google Chrome browsers. As of July 2012 it has the most market share of any layout engine at over 40% of the browser market share according to StatCounter. It is also used as the basis for the experimental browser included with the Amazon Kindle e-book reader, as well as the default browser in the Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Bada, Tizen and webOS mobile operating systems. WebKit's C++ API provides a set of classes to display web content in windows, and implements browser features such as following links when clicked by the user, managing a back-forward list, and managing a history of pages recently visited.

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Scrollbar - Customization
... And in WebKit-based browsers, there are pseudo-elements called webkit-scrollbar -webkit-scrollbar-button -webkit-scrollbar-track -webkit-scrollbar-track-piece -webkit-scrollbar-thumb -webkit-scrollbar-corner and -webk ...
Acid3 - Browsers That Pass - Desktop Browsers
... Browser Release date Latest stable release version date Rendering Performance WebKit Google Chrome 4.0.249.78 02010-01-25January 25, 2010 25.0.1364.160 Yes Yes Trident Internet Explorer 10 02012-10-26October 26, 2012 ...
Acid3 - Development and Impact - Presto and WebKit Based Browsers
... of March 2008, early development versions of the Presto and WebKit layout engines (used by Opera and Safari respectively, among others) scored 100/100 on the test and rendered the test page correctly ... At the time, no browser using the Presto or WebKit layout engines passed the performance aspect of the test ... On 14 March 2009, Iris Browser 1.1.4, a WebKit-based mobile browser, became the first public release of a web browser to pass Acid3, and on 7 June, iCab 4.6 for Mac OS X was ...
Maxthon - Features - Version 3.x
... It has both Trident and Webkit layout engines ... Webkit, the default, is better at rendering modern web pages, while Trident may correctly render items like shopping carts and log-in pages on older, Microsoft–compliant websites ...
WebKit - Components - Drosera
... Drosera is a JavaScript debugger that was included with the nightly builds of WebKit ... It was named after Drosera, a genus of carnivorous plants ...