Why Microsoft won't use WebKit rendering engine in IE 8?

Despite the fact that many developers would welcome more rendering-engine compatibility, anyone expecting Microsoft to switch out its “Trident” engine and replace it with WebKit in Internet Explorer (IE), especially in IE 8 is misguided, as speculated by Steve Ballmer.  Here’s why Microsoft switching allegiances to WebKit is not feasable at least not in the near term: 1. IE […]

Despite the fact that many developers would welcome more rendering-engine compatibility, anyone expecting Microsoft to switch out its “Trident” engine and replace it with WebKit in Internet Explorer (IE), especially in IE 8 is misguided, as speculated by Steve Ballmer.

 Here’s why Microsoft switching allegiances to WebKit is not feasable at least not in the near term:

1. IE 8 is almost done
2. Microsoft is pushing test cases, not rendering engines

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