W3C: And the winner of the HTML5 conformance test is ... IE9!

Summary:The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) has unveiled the results of its first HTML5 conformance tests, and currently the most compatible browser is ... IE9.

The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) has unveiled the results of its first HTML5 conformance tests, and currently the most compatible browser is ... IE9.

The current tests only cover a subset of the whole spec but the results so far put Internet Explorer 9 Preview Platform 6 at the top of the chart, ahead of Firefox 4 beta 6, Google Chrome 7 beta, Opera 11 alpha and Safari 5.0.2.

IE has always been considered by web developers to offer the poorest web standards support, but with IE9 Microsoft appears to have pulled out the stops and made a serious effort to make IE9 as standards compliant as possible.

The current test only covers seven areas of the spec: "attributes", "audio", "video", "canvas", "getElementsByClassName", "foreigncontent," and "xhtml5."

Good work Microsoft!

Topics: Software Development, Browser, Enterprise Software, Microsoft

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