Wednesday, June 1st 2005

Opera Moving Towards Acid2 Compatibility

It looks like the Opera devs are pretty close to passing the Acid2 test. Just a few more bugfixes and they will be done! Hopefully they will release a version with all the fixes too, in a not too distant future.

Firefox has got left in the backwater of Safari and Opera here. The current nightlies of v1.1 still display the face like this:

Slightly broken Acid2 face.

Hopefully we will see the Acid2 fixes for Firefox after v1.1 is released this autumn. (Don’t expect that release any sooner…)

I also sincerely hope the IE Trident developers (Chris Wilson & co) are working towards passing the Acid2 test. If there isn’t time before shipping v7.0, then maybe at least for a version such as 7.1 or 7.5.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully we will see the Acid2 fixes for Firefox after v1.1 is released this autumn. (Don’t expect that release any sooner…)Why not? I understand it’s summer now, but still WHY???

  2. David Naylor says:

    Because no Mozilla release has ever been released anywhere near the estimated release date… 😉 (Remember v1.0 was first aimed at ~summer 2004, then October 2004, and then November 2004.)Version 1.1 is aimed at July. In Sweden, August is the beginning of the autumn – that’s why I said autumn. (Didn’t consider the fact that summer lasts much longer in other places… :-)Also, this is not so much a complaint as an observation.