@atoponce All because Mozilla made an explicit decision to stop supporting embedded Gecko and thereby completely give up the benefits of a downstream ecosystem - which includes any chance at having market share in the long term - a decade ago.
Someone should certainly build an alternative to the Chromium engine, but nobody's managed to actually do it.
@nat To be fair, Blink forked from WebKit which forked from KHTML. Now I'm not saying KHTML is up to speed with either WebKit or Blink, but if I were to build a competing web engine, I'd start there.
Those are all ways of limiting how applications can be written. Web browsers may as well be called "web app execution sandboxes". Everything runs on how HTML, CSS, and JS are interpreted.
Couldn't we ditch all that and run the apps in containers (OCI image or some other image type + namespaces)? Those would then be the rendering engine + sandbox ("VM")
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