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Firefox Passes Acid2

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A development build of Firefox now passes the Acid2 Browser Test. This makes Firefox the latest Browser to pass the test; other Browsers which pass are; Safari, iCab & Konqueror. Opera 9 also passes, however as with Firefox both are non-final releases; that said, Opera 9 will be released well before the Firefox passing version is – Firefox 3 (Expected early 2007). This leaves Internet Explorer (7 & earlier) as the only mainstream Browser making no appreciable effort to pass the Acid2 Browser Test.

With the market share of Firefox still growing & surpassing IE in some instances hopefully Microsoft will re-assess it’s current level of commitment to standards support (Although IE 7 does fix many of the more common implementation bugs), so that site Developers & End-Users can finally be quite certain that a site will render the same in every Browser & there’ll be no more need for implementating time-consuming hacks just to get a site displaying correctly in a specific Browser.

Written by Julio Franco

April 18th, 2006 at 2:05 pm

Posted in software,the web

Fast food healthiest in Denmark, worst in US

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A very interesting piece from the Washington Post. The kind of thing that should be of concern to everyone… here’s a excerpt to get you started:

A large meal of chicken nuggets and french fries at McDonald’s in the United States contained 10.1 grams of trans fatty acids, while the same meal in France contained 5.9 grams and just 0.33 grams in Denmark, Steen Stender, who headed the research project, told AFP.

Do you find any excuses why multi billionaire corporations can not raise costs and offer healthier products? Socially-oriented McDonalds is BS.

Written by Julio Franco

April 17th, 2006 at 5:18 am

Posted in blog