The Acid test suite checking the browser compliance with certain web standards.
Since April 2007, the version #3 of the Acid Test is open to the world and the results are impressively bad to nearly all web browsers.
According to a Wikipedia article the test is a suite with 100 subtests, in six groups, called “buckets”:
- Bucket 1: DOM Traversal, DOM Range, HTTP
- Bucket 2: DOM2 Core and DOM2 Events
- Bucket 3: DOM2 Views, DOM2 Style, CSS 3 selectors and Media Queries
- Bucket 4: Behavior of HTML tables and forms when manipulated by script and DOM2 HTML
- Bucket 5: Tests from the Acid3 Competition (SVG, HTML, SMIL, Unicode…)
- Bucket 6: ECMAScript
Below is the reference result you should have at the end of the test:
Here are some results I got from common browsers:
FireFox 18.104.22.168: 52%
Opera 9.26: 36%
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11: 13%
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180: 12%
And some people are still wondering why Flash is so useful???
Need to have cross-platforms/cross-browsers content, without testing and debuging your sites/applications on every browsers: use the Flash Player :=)