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    Acid2 Test (Firefox 1.0.3)

    I read an article at CNET news about expectations for Internet Explorer 7. It made a reference to the Acid2 test, with the hope that IE7 would pass the test. The test checks for compliance with web standards. The article infers that most other browsers pass the test. I tried the test with Firefox 1.0.3. Firefox appears to fail the test. Has anyone else had better results, or have any comments on the test?

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    Re: Acid2 Test (Firefox 1.0.3)

    No release version of any browser passes the test. The latest test/beta version of Safari is the only one that I know of that passes the test

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    Re: Acid2 Test (Firefox 1.0.3)

    Hmmm... I'm not quite ready yet to switch to a Mac...

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    Re: Acid2 Test (Firefox 1.0.3)

    It's the rare web developer (and even rarer, the site I need to use) that implements these "challenging" tags in such a "convoluted" manner. So even if some browser did support all of them, that wouldn't be the reason I would switch to it!

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    Re: Acid2 Test (Firefox 1.0.3)

    <hr>Note: some 827 people (rough estimate, contents may have settled during shipping) have written to point out that the CSS used in the test is invalid. This is deliberate, as a means of exposing the ability of user agents to handle invalid CSS properly.<hr>
    This is a rather desperate statement, surely! Wouldn't a test of valid CSS be rather more useful, as representative of what is more likely to be encountered?

    John
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