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W3C reveals first HTML5 conformance tests, IE9 surprises

By Jos · 41 replies
Nov 2, 2010
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  1. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Wow i do say .... i am trying out the IE9 beta and its a lot better than 8....its almost amazing although it has a few bugs I have run into, and sometimes security questions can get annoying....but as a main browser I use chrome...however i think they need to add more stuff to chrome...make it better to complete a browser...
  2. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 157

    Good job MS! IE9 is here for the taking.
  3. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    i tested IE9 and it actually isn't that bad, it's slightly faster than the current non beta firefox and slower than the non beta chrome. i still like chrome because it is faster, but depending on the new features added to firefox and IE, i might switch to either.
  4. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    ... b-but I don't want to code for IE9. QQ
  5. TechFox

    TechFox TS Rookie

    glad to see IE is coming back considering i haven't opened it in years except for the rarest occasions when they make me. i still think i will use chrome though. its just so user friendly and has a place in my heart now. its hard to switch and change everything.
  6. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 378   +7

    I would love to see what ie can do to climb back up to the top, though I'd really like to see chrome overthrow that again, just for the fun of it. Competition is always good, not just in the GPU world lol
  7. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

  8. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 449   +36

    The releases are just betas any way so when the actual versions are out these statistics are going to change anyway.Besides the kind of plugins i have in friefox makes me give a blind eye to these statistics anyway.People with firefox seem to have developed loyalty towards it.
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    Regardless of any or all Compliance Levels, I've been spending more and more time on IE9B1, relegating my earlier secondary (i.e. Opera) to almost irrelevance. It's is a very fast, stable browser compared to earlier incarnations, and it has never crashed on me unlike FF4B6 which does this randomly. Only issue which I have with IE9B1 that they have placed tabs on the same level with address bar, limiting how much tabs one can actually open (especially on cramped notebook screen). I hope someone from MS will look into this and come up with something better.
  10. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    It seems that microsoft has finally focused on making IE better after all.
  11. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Uh oh. Did I press someone's button?

    IE is lacking performance-wise, and functionality-wise. That's a fact. However, in perceivable performance, IE is not that different from Chrome or Firefox (perceivable performance is inaccurate since it will greatly vary on different systems; just like in certain systems Firefox is faster than Chrome, and vice-versa). That's why we measure in benchmark performance. In benchmark performance (test Sunspider, V8, Kraken, etc.), IE9 is still far behind the competition.

    So next time, do the tests, read a little, and more importantly, read the numbers.

    PS. It seems these HTML5 tests were false after all:

  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,552   +437

    www.html5test.com also shows how poorly IE9 does. Go there in IE9 and then go there in the other browsers.
  13. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,573   +2,055

    i applaud the work they're putting into IE9 but for me FF is something i can't live without at the moment because of it's many useful extensions.
  14. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 848   +39

    CURSE YOU MICROSOFT!!! After 6 months i'm still deciding between Chrome or FF, and now you're actually making a useful IE...STOP IT! You're supposed to be the worse browser...that's the order of things, lol.
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,552   +437

    The tests it passed were hand picked. IE9 is still the pile of suck we are used to, compare IE9 on a real html5 test with other browsers and you will see.
  16. rizalp

    rizalp TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Microsoft is on their way to win the browser wars (again) by conforming with standards.
  17. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Used to be an IE user then switched to Firefox and now Chrome. Im just hopping on the bandwagon on whichever's the best. If it's IE in a couple of months/years, then why not.

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