Are you kidding? That would be a HUGE step backward. It's almost as if Apple snuck this into the security update just so they could sabotage Safari for Snow Leopard. Is Apple that desperate to get us to leave 10.6.8 and go to Mountain Lion?
It's really screwed up that I'm now going to avoid a security update just because Apple decided to sneak a Safari update inside of it. This is a highly unusual and suspect way to "update" Safari.
Can anyone else verify tking13's issue?
Has anyone else noticed the old flashing page bug (page goes white when switching tabs). I have a bunch of tabs open at a given time (100+) and the problem has returned with 5.1.8 (they had resolved it with an earlier update).
I agree with Cowicide. Updating Safari usually changes the entire system's WebKit which can cause conflicts with apps. I've had my reasons for not using Safari 5.1.* and for a security update to sneak it in is pretty rotten. I wish there were a way to delete this security update (without the use of Time Machine) and revert but it looks like I might have to re-install 10.6 and apply most updates all over again.