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[3]: 150 features
by arpan on Tue 24th Feb 2009 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 150 features"
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Check your details.

Opera claimed to pass it first. But there was a bug in the test, which the Safari team found. Once this bug was corrected, Safari was the first one to get 100/100 in Acid 3.

But getting 100/100 is not enough to pass the test. The browser also has to render the animation smoothly with a certain maximum time per test.

Safari with it's new JS engine manages to do that. Opera's JS engine isn't fast enough to do that yet. So Opera only passes a part of the text.

See what the text says:

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RE[4]: 150 features
by bert64 on Tue 24th Feb 2009 20:16 in reply to "RE[3]: 150 features"
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If acid3 depends on speed of rendering, then would more powerful hardware rather than a more efficient javascript engine make all the difference?

Would that also make a particular browser non compliant when running on hardware below a certain level...

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RE[5]: 150 features
by arpan on Tue 24th Feb 2009 22:46 in reply to "RE[4]: 150 features"
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I think so. I remember when Safari announced that they passed the Acid 3 completely, they also specified a hardware configuration. Let me see if can find the link.

They mention that it passed on a 2.4 GHz macbook. Each test is allowed to take a maximum of 33 ms, with a total of 100 tests. They were able to finish it with all 100 tests in 330 ms.

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