One more reason to skip silly browser–detection rituals and dish up pages that mesh with the W3C — Apple released Safari today, a brand new browser based on a non–IE and non–Gecko (Mozilla, Netscape) engine that nevertheless supports major web standards.
Suffice it to say the potential audience for such a browser is limited by Apple’s 4% market share. Ever notice how Netscape 4.x enjoys that same tiny percentage of the market these days, and people still bend over backwards to support it? I’m willing to wager Safari support will be slightly less of a priority for the same developers. Just a thought.