Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st May 2008 18:25 UTC, submitted by Jaikrishnan Janardhanan
Benchmarks The first webpage was served off a NeXTcube at CERN, Switzerland, developed by Tim Berners-Lee. He also wrote the first web browser, confusingly named WorldWideWeb - the world of web browsers has come a long way since then, more or less turning into a platform of their own. This puts increasing pressure on web browsers to be really really good pieces of software, and as such, ZDnet has a 7-page comparison of the world's major web browsers, comparing Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.
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iBench reliability?
by harcalion on Sat 31st May 2008 20:09 UTC
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As the article tells, Safari fires "onLoad" event before it actually finishes rendering the page, the rest of the browsers don't. iBench measures speed until "onLoad" fires, so the bias of the benchmark is clear here.

It's curious that the writers of the article state that timing loading time with a stopwatch shows different results, but those results are not displayed in any bar chart.

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