The use of the open source WebKit HTML-rendering engine within Adobe AIR
WebKit Within Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR leverages the open source WebKit-rendering engine to add support for rendering HTML content to the runtime.
In addition to HTML rendering, WebKit also provides support for associated web technologies, such as (but not limited to):
W3C DOM Level 2 support
Essentially, Adobe AIR has a full HTML rendering engine, and includes support for all of the same technologies that can be used when developing web applications and content targeting the web browser. Developers can build full-featured AIR applications that leverage these technologies.
You can find more information on the WebKit project at: http://www.webkit.org.
Adobe spent a considerable amount of time researching which HTML engine to use within Adobe AIR and used a number of criteria ...