The Browser Wars Are (sort of) Over

Besides the gaming console and DVD format wars we’ve seemed to have forgotten the browser wars, but it seems as though that has come to an end, or at very least an amicable ceasefire. At the Web 2.0 Expo this week Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera and Google took center stage to discuss what’s really going on. The main topic of discussion was security and I’d like to think that’s a very good start. I could care less about market share, but I will say I loathe IE.

Brendan Eich, the chief technology officer at Mozilla, said that security was hard and always will be.

I don’t think we should take security lightly; it’s an end-to-end problem and we have to step outside the current model to win on this front,’ he said. For his part, Chris Wetherell, a software engineer at Google, said one of the scenarios that kept him awake at night was offline access to the browser and what that meant from a security perspective, particularly on the user-to-user front.