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The Web Standards Project (WaSP) today announced the release of Acid3, the latest in a line of tests designed to expose flaws in the implementation of mature Web standards in Web browsers. (...) The Acid3 Test is designed to test specifications for Web 2.0, and exposes potential flaws in implementations of the public ECMAScript 262 and W3C Document Object Model 2 standards.
Now that many browsers can pass the Acid2 test, Acid3 brings standards-testing to a new level. No browser passes Acid3 for the moment.
The test itself can be found here: [acid3.acidtests.org...]
And - if they have a 100% standards compliant rendering tool in their secret lab, can I buy a copy of it?
My bet is on Opera for the first fully compliant release. Not that it's a race or anything.
[edited by: encyclo at 8:49 pm (utc) on Mar. 4, 2008]
Recommendations are just that, interpretations of them from users as well as UA's has always been different and if support for all these CSS properties and the new stuff in ACID1,2,3 had had a solid benchmark, there wouldn't be any need for the "award", the browser would simply work within recommended guidelines.
Bottom line? The Acid Test fails the Balam Test by virtue of the fact that the Acid Test cannot produce consistent results when presented with a consistent test environment.
FWIW, Netscape 4.08 just explodes when tested... :)