More on iTunes 9’s Use of WebKit

Will Norris does some packet sniffing and figures out how to get results from the iTunes Store in the new HTML format.

For all previous version of iTunes, the store was displayed by a custom rendering engine and was marked up using a completely proprietary XML format that was definitely not even close to HTML. The new store for iTunes 9 is HTML (but, for now at least, the App Store section is still using the old XML format, even on iTunes 9).

Update: To be clear, though, iTunes 9 is still a 32-bit Carbon app.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009