MDN Web Docs Glossary: Definitions of Web-related terms

Web technologies contain long lists of jargon and abbreviations that are used in documentation and coding. This glossary provides definitions of words and abbreviations you need to know to successfully understand and build for the web.

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Blink
Blink is an open-source browser layout engine developed by Google as part of Chromium (and therefore part of Google Chrome as well). Specifically, Blink began as a fork of the WebCore library in WebKit, which handles layout, rendering, and DOM, but now stands on its own as a separate rendering engine.

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