Re: Acid Test 2

thanks that cleared all my questions.

On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 13:59 +0200, Kristoffer Lundén wrote:
> On 4/21/06, Dev Tugnait <dev unixdaemon org> wrote:
> > Been seeing a lot of buzz about this with opera. What's epiphany's
> > viewpoint on this. I gave it a shot and yeah the image is distorted.
> While I can't speak for the Epiphany team, since I am not one of them...
> First, it's Mozillas Gecko engine that does the rendering, so unless
> the Epiphany team joins Gecko and start patching, it's out of their
> hands.
> Second, and this is my personal opinion, I think that the ACID test is
> of small importance other than for possible bragging rights. Don't get
> me wrong, I rely heavily on CSS myself, and I'm all for better support
> of it in all ways. But the ACID test mostly tests quite arcane edge
> cases and that fallbacks works correctly, stuff that rarely if ever
> occurs in nature. Case in point is, how many pages do you happen upon
> that is broken in Epiphany/Firefox but that works in Opera/Safari? And
> the other way around?
> So, while it makes for nice PR, and especially gives their users more
> forum-ammo, it doesn't really have any impact on what makes a good
> browser, at least not today. And you have to wonder, those resources
> spent apparently exclusively to pass this test, what could it have
> been used for instead? As CSS and other support gets implemented
> anyways, eventually those things will be fixed in Gecko, too.
> -- Kristoffer
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