bill - 1:05 am on Nov 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
IE 9 Beats Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on Official HTML 5 Test [windowsitpro.com]
In what can only be called an unexpected surprise, the W3C standards body this week released results of its first-ever HTML 5 compatibility tests [test.w3.org] and found that the pre-release version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) 9 browser offers the best conformance. IE 9 beat out the very latest, in-beta versions of industry darlings Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, as well as Apple's Safari—all of which widely tout their HTML 5 capabilities.
IE 9 scored a perfect 100 percent on five of the seven W3C tests, compared with four perfect scores for Chrome, three for Firefox, three for Opera, and two for Safari. IE 9's overall score—96 percent—was also well above that of the competition. Chrome scored 88 percent, for example, while Firefox scored 89.5 percent. Safari scored just 71 percent.