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All browsers on iOS are webkit (read: safari) under the hood. Firefox and Chrome are just skins.





Thanks for correcting my ignorance :) that makes more sense.

np! It's quite a frustrating state of things.

To be clear, only the rendering engine is fixed on iOS. Chrome, FF get some leeway to build other bits of the browser themselves on iOS, such as the netstack and the UI. But all new web features are limited to what webkit supports bc, well, it's webkit.




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