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Chrome Passes html5 test with flying colors

Html5 is the new craze in town. Even though the final draft is far from complete and the working specification is expected to reach W3C Candidate Recommendation in 2012, many aspects of the specifications are already stable and ready to be implementation. It it those stable specifications, which includes video, canvas, Geo-locations – to name a few – that everyone is gunning for. From Apple, who is embracing html5 video over flash; to Google who is slowly deploying html5 video to YouTube; Adobe who is adding Canvas importing option to CS5 and even Microsoft is trying to make Internet Explorer 9 a more html5 compliant browser.

As a matter of fact html5 is the one of the several selling points of IE9 (including faster JavaScript engine). So its deliciously ironic that both IE8 & 9 fails miserably on html5 test we conducted on the 5 common web browsers out there.


html5test.com is an online benchmark to test html5 compliancy of your browser. This benchmark is similar to Acid3 test which benchmark browser’s Web Standard Compliance and Sunspider which benchmark’s JavaScript performance. It is important to note that none of these benchmarks do a comprehensive benchmark of all available standards.

You can check out our JavaScript Benchmark we did earlier this year with the latest available browsers at that time. Opera surprised everyone developing the fastest JavaScript engine out there.

Benchmark done with latest public release of each browsers:

Internet Explorer continues its tradition of having horrible scores on standard compliance benchmark. They even went as far as claiming that having a good score on Acid3 test is not important to them. It will be interesting to see what IE developers at MSFT have to say now that they are trying to make IE9 more html5 compliant. Will they just brush off this benchmark scores just like they did with Acid3 or will they resort to misinformation about other popular browsers like they did with Chrome and Firefox.

Knowing Microsoft’s history, I wouldn’t be too surprised if they spend more time spreading misinformation than actually innovating their product.

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