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  Camino and Safari Compared
Subject:   Missed points
Date:   2003-03-25 23:17:19
From:   anonymous2
Camino does a better job with handling cookies (i.e., prompting) than Safari. It also does a better job with Keychain storage of passwords (Safari does it, but seems to forget them after a bit). On the other hand, Safari get major bonuses for being a *proper* Cocoa app, by which I mean that I can turn on spell checking for this text area, and it also handles double- and triple-click selection properly. I don't know what widgets Camino uses in rendering pages, but the various text handling bugs are annoying enough that I can't make it my main browser. Of course, the saddest thing of all is that OmniWeb has pretty much vanished as a contender for the platform's major browser.
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  • Giles Turnbull photo Missed points
    2003-03-26 14:31:34  Giles Turnbull | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Yeah it's a shame to see OmniWeb fading away. It was my default browser for a while, and I did love the good things it did ... but when Camino first appeared (as Chimera), there was really no contest. OmniWeb had some great features, and we shouldn't write it off just yet. Who knows, it might yet be updated.
  • OmniWeb
    2003-03-26 08:06:14  charlesa1 [View]

    "Of course, the saddest thing of all is that OmniWeb has pretty much vanished as a contender for the platform's major browser."

    Agreed. I still use OmniWeb as my primary browser and have maybe two dozen custom search shortcuts defined - not just for Google and AltaVista, but for the the likes of the IMDB, dictionary.com, fedex, weather.com, the jargon file and Apple's movie trailers. That and cookie management are the two things that have me sticking with OW.

    That and I have a long-standing history of rooting for underdogs.
    • Giles Turnbull photo OmniWeb
      2003-03-26 14:35:35  Giles Turnbull | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

      Yeah it's a shame to see OmniWeb fading away. It was my default browser for a while, and I did love the good things it did ... but when Camino first appeared (as Chimera), there was really no contest. OmniWeb had some great features, and we shouldn't write it off just yet. Who knows, it might yet be updated.