Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jun 2009 15:56 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones As was anticipated, the boys and girls at Mozilla have released the final build of Firefox 3.5 today. Firefox 3.5 - originally supposed to be 3.1 - comes with many welcome improvements, chief among which is support for HTML5 audio and video tags.
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acid3
by FunkyELF on Tue 30th Jun 2009 19:10 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

I don't know what to make of the acid3 test. Who is better? Mozilla or webkit? Does Mozilla ignore acid3 and just try to be as standards compliant as possible? Does webkit specifically target acid3?

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RE: acid3
by Beta on Tue 30th Jun 2009 20:03 in reply to "acid3"
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2005-07-06

Does Mozilla ignore acid3 and just try to be as standards compliant as possible? Does webkit specifically target acid3?

Not at all, Mozilla has been working on Acid3 as well as other things. Reaching 100% is important, but its not the be-all-and-end-all of web standards. The test was created around existing buggy support and missing support between the browsers.
As of today, 3.5 moves Firefox from 72% to 93%, which I think is very acceptable.

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RE[2]: acid3
by ggeldenhuys on Tue 30th Jun 2009 20:45 in reply to "RE: acid3"
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2006-11-13

I can't agree more! 93% is excellent considering all the crappy designed web pages out there. The web designers need to start catching up before the 93% will even become an issue - at which point Firefox will be at 100% already.

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RE[2]: acid3
by lemur2 on Wed 1st Jul 2009 06:41 in reply to "RE: acid3"
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2007-02-17

"Does Mozilla ignore acid3 and just try to be as standards compliant as possible? Does webkit specifically target acid3?
Not at all, Mozilla has been working on Acid3 as well as other things. Reaching 100% is important, but its not the be-all-and-end-all of web standards. The test was created around existing buggy support and missing support between the browsers. As of today, 3.5 moves Firefox from 72% to 93%, which I think is very acceptable. "

In terms of acceptability, Firefox's 93% acid3 score stomps all over IE8's 20% score, thats for sure.

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RE: acid3
by Delgarde on Tue 30th Jun 2009 21:57 in reply to "acid3"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

I don't know what to make of the acid3 test. Who is better? Mozilla or webkit? Does Mozilla ignore acid3 and just try to be as standards compliant as possible? Does webkit specifically target acid3?


Yes, the WebKit developers put in quite a lot of effort a while back on achieving that 100% on Acid3 - it was a bit of a race between them and Opera, I recall.

Mozilla never got into that race because at the time, they were in code freeze for FF3.0 - afterwards, they don't seem to have worried about it much, and just picked up points here and there from work on standards conformance, rather than explicitly targeting Acid3. So here they are at 93%, which if not yet perfect, is certainly good enough for most purposes.

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