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Your Browser on Acid 6

My Opera scored 46 out of 100. And my two or three regular readers know what a rabid Opera fan I am.

You can test your browser here.

The Web Standards Project (WaSP) has released its latest browser standards compliance test – Acid 3 – and every browser that WaSP tested failed. IE 8 is, of course, not available for test yet. But given the abysmal performance of IE 7, Microsoft developers have a lot of work to do.

Acid 3 surfaced in January and aims to set a more rigorous test of how browser software complies with web standards. It includes 100 checks focusing on areas such as DOM2 and ECMAscript, and tests a browser’s ability to handle “Web 2.0 dynamic web applications”.

In an informal Reg Dev test of IE 7 and Firefox using Acid 3 [warning: this could choke your browser – ed] both browsers failed. Firefox at least managed to get half way through (50 of the 100 tests) before falling over. But IE 7 managed only 12 before giving up.



  1. Opie

    March 5, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Firefox on WinXP SP2: 49.

    Firefox on Ubuntu 8.04: 50.

    IE6 on WinXP SP2: 12.

    Opera 9.25 on Ubuntu 8.04: 46.

    And on my slower puters, Firefox asked twice for permission to give up, but finished the test when I kept clicking the Continue button.

  2. chris the plumber

    March 6, 2008 at 2:27 am

    When I saw Geek stuff, I thought to my self. . . .self why do I think it’s opie on the first comment? LOL!!!!!!

  3. Karen

    March 6, 2008 at 2:36 am


    IE7 on Windows Vista  12

    Chris has IE7 on Windows with SP2. We won’t go there. 

  4. Opie

    March 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Karen, you’d better get Chris off of IE.

    The next two most popular Windows browsers are Opera and Firefox. Opera, as you would guess from the name, is the choice of many elite east coast liberals. It was invented in Europe, natch. Firefox, made here in America, is the choice of the working families in flyover country.

    But both are free and either one is fine.

  5. Frank

    March 6, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    In other words, Opera is a Saab.

    Firefox is a Country Squire.

  6. Frank

    March 6, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    You wanna have fun?  Try going there with lynx.  Acid tests doesn’t know what to do with it.