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[5]: 150 features
by steve_s on Wed 25th Feb 2009 00:19 UTC 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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