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Safari 3.1 fails the Acid2 test:

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I was thinking that safari have never succes the acid2 but as wikipedia says, safari was the first!

Bad regression :/

The bug is 2 years old: Safari 3.0 failed the test on reload (but not on initial load). It’s questionable whether, due to it only failing on reload, it actually fails.

I think apple has to do some chenges in the Safari 3.1 version, then it will be ready to pass also the ACID3 test, but for me the Safari 3.1 is a big step comparing to the 3.0.

What Geoffrey Sneddon said; It’s been there since 3.0 apparently (just checked; still have 3.0.4 on this machine here).

As a comparison I checked it in IE8 too, which renders it fine even after a refresh yet it renders very slow and takes a while for the eyes to show (you can see it applying rule after rule).

  • Comment by: Bramus!
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The regression has been fixed in the latest webkit nightly. Now all we have to do is wait for 10.5.3:P

[…] Also, Dean Edwards noted that Safari 3.1 failed Acid2 (not 3!) in a regression, but it appears a patch has landed. […]

Such regressive setbacks are really undesirable, and since I always believed Safari to be a better browser than IE8, so it’s a pitty that such failures happen. I’m glad the problems were fixed, and I’m looking forward to further Safari development, perhaps in time it will become a more serious contender on the browsers market.

Is there a more updated version of the test to check for rendering flaws in web browsers?

  • Comment by: Mark Plano
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I know it’s an old post. But you learn something new everyday

Same like the comment above, this is an old post but I do find it interesting. Will be bookmarking your site for future reference.

  • Comment by: Nathan
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Cheers for sharing mate.

Good find

  • Comment by: Pest Free
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Learnt something new, thanks.

Forgot to thank you for the post, thanks mate.

Love the blog mate.

“Two steps forward one step back” ..

Love the site, thank you for sharing.


Great share !

  • Comment by: Russell
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I found this really late, but a good share nevertheless.

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