Looks like the browser wars are on again in full force. At the moment the latest builds of Webkit and an internal build of Opera have managed to score a full 100/100 in Acid3 test. The Webkit team has pushed itself hard to defeat Acid3 and have released a public nightly build that passes the test.It was Opera that achieved the perfect 100 first but Webkit followed up nicely helping fixing some bugs in Acid3.
The animation isn’t smooth at the moment but Webkit team is working hard to resolve the bugs. Here’s what they said on their blog
We have a slight glitch in the text rendering that is likely to be fixed soon (patch in progress). Also, the animation is required to be smooth. On typical machines, if you look really closely, you can see a small glitch in the animation on test 26 because 26 is designed to be a performance test. However, we think we are faster than all other browsers on test 26. What constitutes a smooth animation is somewhat subjective.
Looks like Apple is currently in the drivers seat with the Acid3 tests and it might have the first public release of Safari that achieves 100/100 but Opera isn’t far behind. They plan to release their private internal built later next week. Who do you think will win this race?
At the moment IE is struggling to find its feet in Acid3 while Firefox 3 is doing pretty well. Lets see how this turns out. Do you really care which browser comes out on top, because its after all the real world performance that matters right?