A new kid is on the block: since Monday morning Google’s new browser, Chrome, has been the most hot discussion topic on the internet. And, I guess, lots of people, all over the world,, are punching keys franticaly as we ‘speak’ , to test it.
Here is my contribution to the buzz. How does the new browser behave in terms of standards compatibility? Let’s take the tests.
Which means 100% compatibility.
ACID3 gives :
which means 78% compliance. Were it 100% it should look like this:
How do these results compare to the browsers on the market? I have run the same test on all the known browsers that pass the ACID2 test and here are the results. All the test were run on a Windows XP with SP2.
So Chrome does a fairly good job in ACID3, but still trails Opera.
Update: I just spotted an article on CNET about Chrome’s standards compliance.Instead of comparing IE8 it compares IE7 on the Acid3 test and gives a result of 14% which I could not confirm. The acid servers were very slow to respond but when they did I just got a 12% as in IE8.