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Safari is first browser to pass Acid2 test

updated 02:00 pm EST, Wed November 2, 2005

Safari passes Acid2 test

Apple's Safari Web browser became the . Acid2 is a test page, written to help browser vendors ensure proper support for Web standards in their products. Safari's lead was followed by internal builds of iCab and Konqueror, which both passed the test. Currently, Safari is the only publicly available browser to pass Acid2. The latest preview of Opera reportedly comes close to meeting the strict standards, with only one outstanding bug.




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  1. jimothy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Safari

    Safari 2.0.1 does not pass the Acid2 test. I don't know if 10.4.3 updates Safari (I'm still at 10.4.2).

  1. theKiwi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Safari 2.0.2

    Safari 2.0.2 does pass the Acid2 test - it's one of the named fixes in the 10.4.3 Update information.

    But I'm surprised to read that Safari is the first browser to pass this test - is this on Mac only or any browser? If it's any browser, then why have such a test - it's been around a while now - since it's seemingly not for compliance with some existing standards and technologies/techniques.

    Roger

  1. ValkRaider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Nobody bothered to read

    If you had gone to the link you would have found this information:

    "With today's release of Mac OS X 10.4.3, Apple's Safari RSS (version 2.0.2/416.12) is the first (publicly-released, non-beta, non-preview) browser to successfully pass the Acid2 test."

    and

    "Acid2 is a test page for web browsers published by The Web Standards Project (WaSP). It has been written to help browser vendors make sure their products correctly support features that web designers would like to use. These features are part of existing standards but haven't been interoperably supported by major browsers. Acid2 tries to change this by challenging browsers to render Acid2 correctly before shipping."

  1. ValkRaider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    More interesting

    What I find more interesting is that, kind of like the time travel paradox, if Safari is the first browser to correctly render the Acid2 test, then how did they develop and test the Acid2 test?

    I mean, if they had to develop an internal browser which was standard compliant in rendering, just to test the Acid2 test, then why didn't they share that rendering code with all the other browser efforts - especially open source ones?

  1. jimothy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: nobody bothered

    Actually, the link doesn't go to that information; you have to scroll up (I scrolled down to read more, but why would I, as a reader of Latin-based written language, have thought to scroll up?) to get that information. So it was pretty easy for us to have missed it.

  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    This is great but...

    Bozo web designers code for IE 6 and ONLY IE 5/6. They don't give a rat's behind about Acid2. If it works with IE 5/6 then s**** everything else. It's still a Windows world.

  1. aristotles

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE:More interesting

    No, they wrote a "test" which renders the code correctly. You cannot just drop it into the the rendering stack of a browser as this test shows how to treat annomolies correctly.

  1. Jack Mancilla

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    NetNewsWires Mini-Browser

    The NetNNewsWire Mini browser also passes this test. ... I would even say that they, Safari and NetNewsWire passed at the same time, because they are both using the WebKit parts of the Mac OS!

  1. herve5

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iCab 6 months before!!

    This announcement is just plain wrong, and it is a bit shocking from MacNN to just copy an Apple press release without checking. iCab has been passing the Acid test since, I think, at least six months, and is fairly known in the newsgroups for this. And iCab is the work of just a couple of people, not the entiere Apple team...

    Hervé S.

  1. Mark Edwards

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: iCab 6 months before!

    Read the article Hervé, Safari was the first PUBLICLY AVAILABLE browser to pass the test. iCab was an internal build at the time.

    And its not an Apple press release, its an article on the site that publishes the test.

    Make some effort to read before slinging mud...

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