Tasman was the name of the engine for Microsoft's Macintosh Internet Explorer. It was based on the same object model as IE for Windows, but had an entirely different implementation. It's comptetitor, Netscape, used the exact same engine for all versions (leading to shard bugs and mostly shared quirks within them all). This leads to quite a headache for web developers, as they have to run their site and code through the Macintosh version of this popular browser as well as mainstream Windows testing.

Currently, the tasman engine powers IE 5.5, the flagship browser for Mac OS X.

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