Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Opera 10.0 Alpha 1 and Acid3

Opera 10.0 Alpha 1

According to the latest news from they have released their latest browser, Opera 10 alpha, showcasing their new Opera Presto 2.2 rendering engine. It reports that it is 30% faster on the real web. Opera 10 alpha also underlines any misspelled words while you are writing on Facebook wall, blogs or web mail. The beta version will be released in 2009 and the final release will be in the later part of 2009. It is the only browser in the market with an Acid3 100/1000 score.


Acid3, according to Wikipedia, is a test page from the Web Standards Project that checks how well a web browser follows certain web standards, especially relating to the Document Object Model and JavaScript. When successful, the Acid3 test displays a gradually increasing percentage counter with colored rectangles in the background. The percentage displayed is based on the number of sub-test passed. It is created by Ian Hickson and launched on March 3, 2008.

Here are the score of the major browsers:

IE 8.0 Beta 2: 21/100
Firefox 3.1 Beta 2: 93/100
Safari 3.2.1: 75/100
Google Chrome 1: 79/100


  1. It is not the only browser to score 100 on Acid3. Safari 4 (beta) and test versions of Google Chrome - both based on webkit - score 100. in fact Webkit was the first publicly available rendering engine to reach 100 and pass the "smoothness criterion" - which Opera 10 does not, AFAIK.

  2. Opera 10 is not the only browser to pass. Webkit (Safari 4 beta) gets 100 also, and passes the smoothness criterion, which Opera does not, AFAIK.

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