Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 23:26 UTC, submitted by inkslinger
Internet Explorer Recently, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8, which boasted much better standards compliance than previous iterations of the browser. While it passed the Acid2 test, IE8 failed miserably in the Acid3 test, and many people criticised Microsoft for it. Microsoft Australia's Nick Hodge has stated that Microsoft purposefully decided not to support Acid3, because the test tests against draft standards.
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Sorry SVG
by werpu on Wed 25th Mar 2009 13:59 UTC
werpu
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2006-01-18

cTests against a huge list of non draft standards. SVG for instance definitely is non draft, and old enough that Microsoft was able to fork it away under its own name and with a handful of changes. But yet IE8 does not support it. The same goes for a myriad of other things which are the reason why IE does not even reach the 70% Firefox does.

The only drafts Acid3 tests is, HTML5, CSS 3 and EmcaScript 4!
But those count for 30% maximum while IE8 reaches around 17%

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