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

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.

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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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  • AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! Suck it Apple fanboys!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
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    Looks like if you want the best HTML5 browser, you need to switch to Windows. :)
    NonZealot
    • ???

      @NonZealot - what are you talking about this is great news for everyone.. with MS FINALLY on board the web can finally move forward.. had to be brought into the fray, kicking and screaming.. but Keep it up the good work! compete by putting the best product out there and not all these underhanded bs of the past..
      doctorSpoc
      • Actually, the only ones screaming

        @doctorSpoc

        Are Windows XP users who don't want to move on. See what happens when Microsoft finally puts their foot down?
        The one and only, Cylon Centurion
      • Actually, XP users can use Chrome or Firefox, no problem.

        NT
        DonnieBoy
      • Adian didnt list Safari Beta (which is probably much better in conformance)

        So <b>this article and comparison is manipulative.</b>

        All other browsers are taken in their beta version, not real life final ones.
        DDERSSS
      • RE: W3C: And the winner of the HTML5 conformance test is ... IE9!

        @denisrs<br><br>What is manipulative? What Safari Beta? Where can it be downloaded? And do you realize that the IE9 is still in Beta as well? Preview Platform 6.<br><br>Please read the article.
        PlayFair
      • Did you read the post you replied?

        @PlayFair: it states clearly that all of browsers, except Safari, are taken in a beta form.

        <b>Just because Apple does not publish betas of Safari it does not mean that these do not exist.

        So comparison could be not manipulative only if final version of browsers are compared, or if Safari's beta will be available for comparison.</b>
        DDERSSS
      • denisrs is pissed that MS

        Kicked Apple's A$$ on this one!

        That's the best laugh of the day as denisrs keeps telling us that <font color="red"><b>There isn't a company in existence that can beat Apple at anything!!!!!!<b/></font>
        John Zern
      • MS only beat others with Safari beta not being present

        @John Zern: and, by the way, you ruined the thread with your misuse of formatting tags.<br><br></b>Now I will try to correct it with my closing tag; after my message, the following will return to normal</b>.
        DDERSSS
      • @denisr: So how good does the Safari beta look?

        I presume you've used it or you wouldn't be blathering about how much better it is than IE9.
        NonZealot
      • IE9 best? not so fast - HTML5 test suite is still being developed...

        http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20021606-264.html
        "The HTML5 test suite is still being developed. The number of tests and the results on these tests will change. The results in this document may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by others documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite those results as other than work in progress and unstable."

        It would be nice to see how it fares once the HTML5 suite is finalized.
        ~doolittle~
    • RE: W3C: And the winner of the HTML5 conformance test is ... IE9!

      @NonZealot

      What are the "Foreign content" category requirements? I don't understand that category at all?

      Is it a language translation specification or what? Just curious.
      kenosha77a
    • RE: W3C: And the winner of the HTML5 conformance test is ... IE9!

      @NonZealot
      agrees :)
      shellcodes_coder
    • Actually, it shows that MS has been backed into a corner, and have no

      choice, but to support HTML5. But, in any case, give them credit for doing better than anybody else. You can bet that Google, Mozilla, and Apple will be working their buts off for the next round.
      DonnieBoy
      • RE: W3C: And the winner of the HTML5 conformance test is ... IE9!

        @DonnieBoy - if what you say was true, then MS would have done a piss-poor job of implementing HTML5, would be adding all manner of MS-specific tags and properties and would be bottom of the class in these test results.

        The FACTS, however, reflect a very different reality - that MS is absolutely comitted to making IE the premier web browser for Windows. Not only is IE9 shaping up to be one of the most HTML5-compliant browsers available, but its performance is lighting a fire under Google, Apple and Firefox's seats.

        Whoadthunkit?
        De-Void
      • No, MS realized that they can not do that. They realized that they had to

        do it right, in order to stem the market share losses. They were backed into a corner, they had to give up on Silverlight, and do HTML5 right. Give them credit, they busted their butts and got it working.
        DonnieBoy
    • Another thing, this really means that Silverlight and Flash are going to

      die. With this level of support for HTML5, developers will be accelerating their use of HTML5.
      DonnieBoy
      • This isn't a zero-sum game

        All three can be around and do well.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • Don't be stupid, theres lots html5 won't do and Silverlight isnt just

        for the web. Silverlight's target universe is expanding, not contracting.
        Johnny Vegas
      • Guys, it looks like MS has thrown in the towel and REALLY decided to do

        HTML5 right. That will mean there is not much reason for Flash or Silverlight. Right now, nobody uses Silverlight. Microsoft figured that out.

        Well, it does look positive, we will have to wait in see.
        DonnieBoy