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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RE[4]: 150 features
by Vide on Tue 24th Feb 2009 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 150 features"
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IE8 does not pass Acid 3! It doesn’t support SVG for starters.

Secondly, this claim was made by Apple on their features page. I’m with them, in that Safari 4 is a browser for public use, offered by default on the website. Opera 10 is not, you have to specifically go to to get it. Opera may have rendered Acid 3 first in the labs, but it needs to be in people’s laps, and Safari has done that better.

Sorry Kroc, you are just too much biased. Laurence is right, Opera pre-release is publically available just as it is now Safari pre-release, so Safari wasn't the first Acid3 browser. It doesn't matter if Safari is better linked in Apple's homepage than Opera in Opera's homepage, this is just "an implementation detail". The fact is that if you wanted, 2 days ago you could have entered and downloaded an Acid3 browser.

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RE[5]: 150 features
by steve_s on Wed 25th Feb 2009 00:19 in reply to "RE[4]: 150 features"
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Opera was the first browser to score 100/100 on Acid3, however that was a version of the Acid3 test with a bug in one of the tests - the actual score for Opera was therefore 99/100.

WebKit (Nightly) was the first browser to score 100/100 on Acid3 with a non-buggy test suite. Opera followed a day or two later.

WebKit is the rendering engine for Safari - WebKit browsers are bleeding edge versions of Safari, built using the very latest source code for rendering engine. These are effectively alpha releases of Safari.

A score of 100/100 on Acid3 however is not a "pass", since smoothness of animation is a deciding factor (as well as the render of the test matching a reference rendering). Judging whether or not a browser passes is thus subjective, but most people consider that WebKit passed some time ago, and that no other browser has truly passed yet.

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