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The Acid 3 Test

A lot of news has been bouncing around lately about the Acid 3 test, who is passing it who isn’t, who is getting what score and who cares.

For those of you who don’t know, the Acid 3 test checks your browser for next-gen compatibility. Actually for those of you that don’t know what the Acid 3 test is…sorry, this is a boring post to you.

Anyway, Safari just scored 100 and is the first browser to really pass the test! It’s very exciting and I think it’s going to push browsers to a new level. I mean, IE 8 just passed Acid 2..it’s only a few years old but they’ve vowed to be standards compliant. Unfourtunatly my favorite text-based browser lynx isn’t doing to well. Even internet explorer can get 6 out of a 100 on the acid 3. Lynx on the other hand does much worse, in fact it just gets a question mark. Sad.

This doesn’t look anything like the reference drawing!:

update – fair comparison

One of my readers pointed out that this wasn’t really a fair test because I didn’t render the reference drawing in lynx as well. So by request, here is how the reference drawing looks in lynx.

Posted Friday, March 28, 2008
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steve
steve

The reference drawing must be also rendered in Lynx to fairly compare the results:

“Like the text of the Acid2 test, the text of the Acid3 reference rendering is not a bitmap, in order to allow for certain differences in font rendering.”

Dan
Dan

I went ahead and rendered the reference in lynx, JUST FOR YOU!

steve
steve

The reference drawing must be also rendered in Lynx to fairly compare the results:“Like the text of the Acid2 test, the text of the Acid3 reference rendering is not a bitmap, in order to allow for certain differences in font rendering.”

Dan
Dan

I went ahead and rendered the reference in lynx, JUST FOR YOU!

amera
amera

this was a bit over my head since i don't really care about my computer all too much since it started the deadly decline 5 months ago. i'm just waiting for it to finally die and even then i won't be surprised.

but hey!

2-4 months ago you told me about blog feeders. i finally just did that. gold star for me!

amera
amera

this was a bit over my head since i don't really care about my computer all too much since it started the deadly decline 5 months ago. i'm just waiting for it to finally die and even then i won't be surprised. but hey! 2-4 months ago you told me about blog feeders. i finally just did that. gold star for me!

sam
sam

I wonder when the Lynx team is going to get with the program and support CSS. WTF?!

I think Opera actually announced that they passed the test first. But webkit was the first browser to pass that was released to the public. The webkit changes haven't made it into Safari yet though.

sam
sam

I wonder when the Lynx team is going to get with the program and support CSS. WTF?! I think Opera actually announced that they passed the test first. But webkit was the first browser to pass that was released to the public. The webkit changes haven't made it into Safari yet though.

Robynn
Robynn

Oooooooo! Pretty colors!

Robynn
Robynn

Oooooooo! Pretty colors!