Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 23:26 UTC, submitted by inkslinger
Internet Explorer Recently, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8, which boasted much better standards compliance than previous iterations of the browser. While it passed the Acid2 test, IE8 failed miserably in the Acid3 test, and many people criticised Microsoft for it. Microsoft Australia's Nick Hodge has stated that Microsoft purposefully decided not to support Acid3, because the test tests against draft standards.
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RE: Sounds good... at first...
by asupcb on Wed 25th Mar 2009 18:45 UTC in reply to "Sounds good... at first..."
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Why doesn't the W3C, Apple, Google, Mozilla, and Opera work together to do something like this?

Yearly standards-ratings for web browsers make sense, IMO. Then you could have standards like W3C-2009, W3C-2010, etc that tests for full compliance with all existing standards and ISO Compliance.

This would allow tests like Acid to push into (well developed) draft standards that simply need to be tested by various browser implementations and more real-world situations.

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