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Microsoft engineer: Google used improper means to damage Microsoft Edge

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2018/12/18 8:31:48     readed:315


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"Google's use of its widely used Web assets has caused serious damage to Edge. For example, an empty div has been added to YouTube to prevent Edge from using hardware acceleration."

I recently worked on the Edge team and we decided to end EdgeHTMLDevelopmentThe reason is that Google is constantly on itswebsiteMake changes that prevent other browsers from following up.

For example, they are recently on YouTubevideoA hidden empty div parameter has been added to the site, which prevents us from enabling fast-path hardware acceleration (Windows10 '2018 October update' should have been fixed).

Prior to this, our state-of-the-art video acceleration feature was ahead of Chrome in battery life. But at the moment they were devastated, they began to advertise that Chrome is better than Edge in the life of video playback.

Regrettably, Chrome's lead is not from clever optimization efforts, but on the YouTube site. All in all, they only make the network slower.

Although it is not certain whether they are interested in it, many of my colleagues are very convinced that they personally participated in the survey.

In addition, when we sent the question, YouTube refused to delete the request to hide the empty div code, but there is no further explanation. And this is just one of the cases.

Of course, this is not the first time Google has been accused of using a network monopoly position, and its competitors are at a disadvantage. Even if the European Commission imposed a fine of 4.3 billion euros on it, it seems that Google could not easily turn to sex.

[Compiled from:MSPU]

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