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Servo (layout engine)

Developer(s) Mozilla Research and Samsung
Written in Rust
Operating system Cross-platform Mobile
Type Layout engine
License MPL 2.0[1][2]

Servo is an experimental web browser layout engine being developed by Mozilla Research, with Samsung porting it to Android and ARM processors.[3] The prototype seeks to create a highly parallel environment, in which many components (such as rendering, layout, HTML parsing, image decoding, etc.) are handled by fine-grained, isolated tasks. The project has a symbiotic relationship with the Rust programming language, in which it is being developed.

There are currently no plans to integrate Servo into any existing Mozilla products, such as Firefox.[4]

Servo is named after Tom Servo, a robot from the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000.[5]


Servo currently is in an early stage, but is able to render and browse pages like WorldHeritage and already successfully pass ACID2 test. Between its innovations, it features a parallel layout algorithm and its own CSS3 and HTML5 parser implemented in Rust.

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Mozilla Licensing Policies". Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Samsung teams up with Mozilla to build browser engine for multicore machines".  
  4. ^ Rouget, Paul. "Servo, a browser engine research project". Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  5. ^ Eich, Brendan. "Add a new UI crate". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 

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