The Acid2 Test loaded... the Fat Lady sang.

Posted on: April 14th, 2005 4:44 PM GMT

By: Greg Reimer (Code Monkey Extraordinaire)

Topic: tech, web design, current events, funny

The Acid2 Test is a web page to help browser vendors know whether their browser complies with various web specifications, especially CSS. From the Web Standards Project:

Håkon Wium Lie is the CTO of Opera Software and in 1994 proposed the idea of CSS. Håkon is as deeply involved with the Web and with CSS as anyone can possibly be. Recently, he contacted WaSP to ask whether we could host the Acid2 test, which we agreed to do. Our role is to help build, publish, and promote the test for all browsers for CSS 2.1 compliance. Acid2 will be a free and public resource for any browser or user agent developer and any web developer as we all move toward improving CSS support and fixing existing bugs in our work.

Now, before I say anything else, let me say that the Acid2 Test is a great idea and I'm glad there are people like Håkon Wium Lie who have the recognition and motivation instigate this sort of stuff. Let's hope that Microsoft's IE team does their best to satisfy the test as they build standards compliance into IE7.

All of that said, I thought it was funny that the test consistently crashed my version of Opera. Maybe even Håkon has his work cut out for him?

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