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 bert64 on Tue 24th Feb 2009 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 150 features"
bert64
Member since:
2007-04-23

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"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

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.

http://webkit.org/blog/280/full-pass-of-acid-3/

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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