Ars at WWDC: Interview with Lars Knoll, Creator of KHTML

“Ars Technica sat down today to talk with KHTML developer and
Trolltech employee, Lars Knoll. We talked about his involvement in
the project that ultimately became the HTML rendering engine for
Apple’s Safari web browser, as well how Apple’s involvement has
shaped the future of web browsing for browsers on just about every
platform imaginable.

“Lars started the KHTML project as we know it in the late 90s to
provide an HTML rendering component for the (then) newly-released
KDE 2.0. Over the years, work was done steadily to improve the
project, and when Apple decided to create their own browser in 2002
and release it in 2003, KHTML became the basis of their

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