The Acid2 Test is finally here. It’s a tough test and currently no browser can pass it. So who’s going to be first past the post? The race has begun and we already have an early leader. I give you my unofficial starting prices and form guide for the great Acid2 race:
- Safari (
1/3 Favourite) WINNER !!!
This stylish mare has already sprung into an early lead. Ridden by the experienced Dave Hyatt, the first fence has been straddled with ease. Front runner.
- Opera (
In the saddle, the man who devised the Acid2 test itself, Håkon Wium Lie. A thoroughbred by any standard, expect this horse to be there at the death. A serious contender.
- Firefox (
Has come from nowhere to enter the race and threaten the favourites. Might suffer from lack of staying power but is also capable of powerful bursts that can see it clear of the pack. One to watch.
- Internet Explorer (
Not fancied much by serious punters, this veteran gelding is still capable of performing on the big occasion. Could be headed for the knacker’s yard if it doesn’t run well in this race.
- IE7 patch (
An outsider but may surprise some. The most heavily handicapped horse in the race.
21st April – Hyatt calls for a Steward’s Enquiry!
24th April – Chris Wilson on Internet Explorer makes progress but is still well behind the leaders.
28th April – The race is now on for second place as Safari coasts home.
13th May – Despite being roundly beaten by Safari, Opera proudly pushes on for second spot.
6th June – Edwards continues his pathetic attempts to catch up with the proper browsers.
20th October – Opera 9 edges toward the finishing post.
Place your bets!