It looks as though Opera could be the first browser to make it out the door with complete Acid3 support. The screenshot that you see above was released today by the Opera Desktop Team blog showing an internal build of the browser called WinGogi. According to the announcement a public preview version should be available within the next week:
We will release a technical preview version on labs.opera.com within the next week or so. For now, the screenshot above shows the Acid3 test as rendered in our latest WinGogi Desktop build. WinGogi is the Windows version of our reference builds used for the internal testing of Opera’s platform independent Core.
There’s no word as to whether this is going to find its way into Opera 9.5, but I think it might be a little too late for that. At this point it will probably have to be pushed back to Opera 10.0 since it could result in a significant change to the rendering engine, but hopefully more information on that will come when they release the technical preview.
I’m guessing Opera is going to be the first one to the finish line on the Acid3 test, and will be closely followed by Safari. Then Firefox will come around in about a year or two, and then Internet Explorer in about 5 years. Well, that’s if the past is anything to go by.
Thanks to Max for the tip!