Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:55 UTC
Apple Apple released the Safari 4 Beta today. Features: Tabs on top. "Top Sites" 'Speed Dial' feature. "Smart" address/search fields. HTML5 Canvas. HTML5 Audio/Video (though no Ogg). Acid 3. CSS Animation/Gradients/Masks/Reflection. CSS Web Fonts. New "Nitro" Javascript engine - "Up to 4 times faster than Firefox 3.1". 'Native' look and native font rendering on Windows Vista/XP. I can think of only one thing: "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!"
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150 features
by Laurence on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:40 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Leading the way with innovation.


I know all software giants need a degree of BS to get where they are, but I find the above quote a little offensive given half the features Apple have finally added have been in Opera, Firefox and even IE for years now.

But then I guess the headline: "Playing catch-up with the competition" doesn't earn as many downloads. ;)

Edited 2009-02-24 16:42 UTC

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RE: 150 features
by Kroc on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:43 in reply to "150 features"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Who cares as long as it’s in our laps.
Let’s not forget that Safari was the first publicly shipping browser to render Acid 2, and now the first publicly shipping browser to render Acid 3. Apple invented the canvas tag and were key in CSS animation and transforms.

There’s tons of innovation here, don’t doubt it.

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RE[2]: 150 features
by rajan r on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:47 in reply to "RE: 150 features"
rajan r Member since:
2005-07-27

Uhm, Opera 10 Alpha 1 beat Safari to the punch. Unless you're saying the beta release is a general release.

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RE[2]: 150 features
by Laurence on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:58 in reply to "RE: 150 features"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Who cares as long as it’s in our laps. Let’s not forget that Safari was the first publicly shipping browser to render Acid 2, and now the first publicly shipping browser to render Acid 3. Apple invented the canvas tag and were key in CSS animation and transforms. There’s tons of innovation here, don’t doubt it.


Actually both IE8 and Opera 9.6 / 10 (or whatever the lastest version number will be) betas scored 100% on Acid3.
Given this is no more than a beta and the fact that Opera's latest beta is publically downloadable (I believe - though unsure - the same is true with IE8) - I really don't see any truth in your / Safari's claim.

As for inventing tags - I get nervous when browsers create tags outside of w3c's control.

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