Here’s the list of tests that each of the browser took (spoiler alert – some failed these tests):
- Acid 3 Test
- This one needs little introduction. Our good-old Acid test is a standard tool for testing a browser’s standards-compliance and any browser test is incomplete without it.
- Dromaeo Test
A note on Internet Explorer 8 here: we could not include Internet Explorer 8 into this test as the browser behaved very erratically. We could not save its test sessions, it failed to complete the entire test on many runs; reporting script alerts often. IE8 did not play nice with Dromaeo and was thus kept out of this round. Considering that these tests used commonly used functions, this ia quite a failure on the browsers part.
- PeaceKeeper Test
- JSNES Speed Test
We ran all the tests on the same test machine, under the same test conditions.
Now let’s take at our champs, while they are warming up for the big battle:
|Microsoft Internet Explorer||IE||8.0.7600.16385|
|Apple Safari 4||Safari||4.0.4 (531.21.10)|
|Opera 10.50||Opera||10.50 Build 3296|
|Google Chrome Stable||Chrome||188.8.131.52|
|Google Chrome Developer*||Chrome [Dev]||5.0.342.1|
|Mozilla Firefox Nightly*||Minefield||3.7a3pre|