Browser embedded in a browser

So one of the major issues web apps face these days is the horrendous landscape of browsers that could be used. It’s not only the inconsistencies between, but also the bugs – you have to code in certain ways because of ie8’s bug when dealing with XYZ. So the user gets to choose a browser, but the dev has a nightmare.

So, why can’t we embed a browser in a browser? You might need to get all the major browsers to sign on, but essentially if you use a webapp, it “embeds” the browser of the dev’s choice, all actions take place on that, and the display is drawn to a canvas in the main browser. The idea is then that the dev can choose a platform to develop against. ‘course the download for each app you use would go up, but maybe it could all be cached.

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