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How Browsers Work

29 Dec

Preface

This comprehensive primer on the internal operations of WebKit and Gecko is the result of much research done by Israeli developer Tali Garsiel. Over a few years, she reviewed all the published data about browser internals (see Resources) and spent a lot of time reading web browser source code. She wrote:

In the years of IE 90% dominance there was nothing much to do but regard the browser as a “black box”, but now, with open source browsers having more than half of the usage share, it’s a good time to take a peek under the engine’s hood and see what’s inside a web browser. Well, what’s inside are millions of C++ lines…

Tali published her research on her site, but we knew it deserved a larger audience, so we’ve cleaned it up and republished it here.

As a web developer, learning the internals of browser operations helps you make better decisions and know the justifications behind development best practices. While this is a rather lengthy document, we recommend you spend some time digging in; we guarantee you’ll be glad you did. Paul Irish, Chrome Developer Relations

http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/internals/howbrowserswork/#The_HTML_grammar_definition

 
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