Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's statement on "considering using Webkit for Internet Explorer" has raised many speculations that IE8 may use Webkit. Here are the reasons why Mary-Jo Foley, who is otherwise called as 'Microsoft Watcher' thinks IE8 wont use the Webkit rendering engine:
- IE8 is almost done
- Microsoft is pushing test cases, not rendering engines
- Microsoft is not "consider(ing) adopting WebKit for Internet Explorer."
She also adds that would it be feasible for Microsoft make WebKit a plug-in to IE? Would the company consider doing so with IE 9 (which, if Microsoft sticks to its current schedule, would be released in 2011 or so)?