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The year is 2025

There are five browser cores:
- webkit
- chromium
- gecko
- servo
- youtube-dl, which ended up implementing a full-fledged browser in python to keep successfully downloading videos

@IzzyWithAnIzze @artemis @haskal
that was EXACTLY my thought.

Ping me when you get started (assuming you were serious, and that you can't get started "today" - I can't get started for... a while. Because outages are, apparently, things that are going to happen right now.)

@artemis gecko and servo can be deleted, chromium has embedding APIs, Mozilla killed that.

@artemis It's more like that Chromium will become a dependency of youtube-dl...

@artemis youtube-dl is my second most used browser. o/

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@artemis six on Windows because BYOND still uses Internet Explorer 7's core and refuses to upgrade to a newer core.

@artemis Youtube-dl is an amazing tool that future generations will look upon with awe.

@artemis What about Gecko compiled in webasm so it can be run in Chromium?

@artemis The year is 2026 and youtube-dl has multiple lawsuits filed against it because it had to crack big companies' encryption methods in order to implement EME to be able to catch their videos.
boingboing.net/2020/01/08/rip-

@artemis we feel like at some point it's just going to switch to running Chromium in a container

@ellies @artemis or you can run Firefox headless, like browsh does

but then again, that's not the one true browser…

@artemis (which is necessary for downloading from... um... certain websites)

@artemis just had to pip upgrade youtube-dl to grab NFL halftime show

@artemis I guess at some point youtube-dl might just become a webkit plugin.
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