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Safari with the best CSS3 support, IE ruining it for everyone again

Once in a while I go read up on CSS3, then I get frustrated that it’s not a standard yet because it’s so great.

Today I decided to run CSS3.info’s selectors compatibility test. Not that I needed confirmation but, obviously, the (still large), installed base of IE6 around the world is mucking things up for everybody else.

The test is here: http://www.css3.info/selectors-test/test.html

Safari (3.1.2), performed the best passing all the tests. Firefox (3.0), a bit to my surprise – it being so recent and all – only supported 36 of the 43 selectors tested but it was Internet Explorer 6, which I tested because it’s still the standard installed browser on workstations at where I work passed only 10 of the 43 selectors tested.

And, get this, it passed all the #id tests but it failed one of the .class tests! IE6 doesn’t even fully support .class which is the basic CSS selector.

I’d still like to test IE7 and Opera, but I don’t have them right now. I’ll check later and update.

In the meanwhile, we’d better sit down, if we’re waiting for CSS3 to “come out”.

Firefox 3 almost out: get ready to beat a world record

FF3 is almost ready to come out with over 14 thousand improvements over FF2, already one of the best web browsers out there.

The community is aiming to attempt to beat a world record with this one: let’s make it the most downloaded software ever, in 24 hours. You can go to the Spread Firefox site right now and pledge your download; give them your e-mail address to receive a reminder when the download becomes available.