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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!

There Are 7 Comments

  1. The Latest WebKit build is up to 98/100 so i see that being first before this opera internal build.

  2. Internal builds are one thing, but I don’t really consider it real until I can use it myself. With Opera and Apple putting out this info about internal builds, I feel a inundated in information about something we can’t use now. Oh well it sounds like Opera will have something we can use soon. Here’s to enjoying the wait.

  3. That’s a lot faster than I had expected :) Let’s hope that your predictions about Fx and IE are way off, otherwise this doesn’t mean much for web developers yet (still have to keep catering for non-standards-compliant browsers).

  4. Opera hasn’t passed. Look at this: [ln.hixie.ch]

  5. Thanks for the information Nate. We just posted an article about Safari passing the test.

    Change wrote:
    That’s a lot faster than I had expected :) Let’s hope that your predictions about Fx and IE are way off, otherwise this doesn’t mean much for web developers yet (still have to keep catering for non-standards-compliant browsers).

    I hope that my predictions are off as well, but I think they’ll be pretty close to accurate. I think Microsoft might still have time to get the support added by the time IE8 is released (supposedly by the end of this year), but they are failing the test quite miserably right now. Not only that but they are still working on getting the Acid2 compliance ironed out.

    Firefox 3 is almost to the release candidate stage, which means that they won’t be adding compliance until the next version. Seeing that a year and a half will have passed between the Firefox 2 and Firefox 3 release I would say that it will be at least a year before we see another version of Firefox.

  6. Yeah but then you’re speaking about a Fx and IE release, not internal development builds ;)

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