The Verge: ‘Chrome Is Turning Into the New Internet Explorer 6’

Tom Warren, writing for The Verge:

Whether you blame Google or the often slow moving World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the results have been particularly evident throughout 2017. Google has been at the center of a lot of “works best with Chrome” messages we’re starting to see appear on the web. Google Meet, Allo, YouTube TV, Google Earth, and YouTube Studio Beta all block Windows 10’s default browser, Microsoft Edge, from accessing them and they all point users to download Chrome instead. Some also block Firefox with messages to download Chrome.

Good story, but I think it’s a little weird to tell the history of Chrome without mentioning WebKit until late in the story.

Thursday, 4 January 2018