WebKit and Opera are really scrambling to be the first browser to fully pass Acid 3. First, Opera claimed they were at 100/100 in a private build, then Ian corrected the test (based on feedback from Apple developers), presumably knocking Opera back to 99/100. And just now, the WebKit guys have turned on SVG Animation (SMIL) in their nightly builds, putting them also at 99/100. This was a surprise to me, since I had heard that their SMIL implementation was not ready for prime-time, so to speak. Oh well, this is great - now we have a second browser implementing SMIL natively and we can truly start pushing for interoperable solutions.

What does it mean for Apple and Opera fans? Probably a lot. What does it mean for web standardistas? Apple and Opera care (more?). What does this all actually mean for web developers at the moment? Not a single thing. Oh well, time to tally up my own similarly-meaningless SVG support score...

[Update 10:25 PM CST: Apple did it. They are the first to achieve 100/100 in Acid3 with a publicly downloadable browser (even if it is only for MacOS)]

§444 · March 26, 2008 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Tags: , , , , · [Print]

7 Comments to “Acid3: Neck-and-Neck”

  1. Ryan Parman says:

    As of this moment, WebKit builds for BOTH Mac and Windows are available with 100/100.

  2. johnnysaucepn says:

    Remember, 100% is only one-third of the criteria for passing the test… The game is still afoot!

  3. IceArdor says:

    “UPDATE We now believe we have a full rendering pass (but not necessarily an animation smoothness pass yet). See the bottom of the post for details.”

    Both web browsers need to render the test smoothly, which hasn’t been done yet by either Opera or Webkit. It’s not time to declare a winner, yet.

  4. Anonman says:

    Who said opera is knocked down to 99/100.Presumably is not reality,Thre needs to be proof of such a statement ,not just blatantly speak whatever on someones mind.

    If acid was corrected opera 9841 build still shows 77/100 so the correction might well have done nothing to opera’s score,It can still be 100/100.

  5. Rob says:

    Blogs are where we speak whatever on someones mind.

  6. @Bruce: Thanks, but I’m more looking forward to the day when everyone gets at least 80% 😉

  7. Bruce says:


    Your SVG testing page is far from worthless. I consider it the AcidSVG test. Looking forward to the day when someone gets 100% on that one.