So! Google has finally made its entry into the browser market, and its filled with lies!
Google’s new browser software is designed to work "invisibly" and will run any application that runs on Apple’s Safari web browser, company officials said.
"If you are webmaster, and your site works in Apple Safari then it will work very well in Google Chrome," Pichai said.
So then, fire up Chrome and point it at http://iphone.itransit.com.au/.
So, it seems that not all sites that work in Safari will work under Chrome. Its a fair assumption that most sites don’t make heavy use of window.openDatabase (HTML 5 spec) but its still inaccurate to say that all sites that work in Safari will work under Chrome.
Wonder if thats just time/laziness on Google’s part not to pull across a more recent version of WebKit or because they wrote their own JS engine (that should be outside the JS engine though..), or because its a competing feature against Google Gears?
Hopefully not the latter. It would be nice to see where Google takes Chrome though as the beta progresses.
Otherwise though, not bad
Update: Looks like they’re using the "Safari 3.1" branch of Webkit for the beta, which does support window.openDatabase just fine. Seems to be a compile time option and they’re choosing to disable it. More info/source over at http://dev.chromium.org/.