Mozilla Finishes First in ADC Mac Browser JavaScript Tests

Sunday February 23rd, 2003

Frank D writes: "Apple Developer Connection has posted the results of JavaScript tests among the six major browsers for the Mac (Safari, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, iCab, Opera, and Omniweb). The tests conclude that Mozilla has the best overall script handling, while Safari comes in second (and OmniWeb in last place)." Mozilla scored 'perfect support' in all tests except one involving moving a DHTML layer, where it had minor problems. Mozilla was the only browser able to successfully import an XML document and display its data within a HTML page.

#22 Still an interesting data point

by mlippert <>

Monday February 24th, 2003 3:11 PM

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Yes it was irrelevant to the discussion in the reference article, however, it is not irrelevant to this discussion about that article. I for one found it interesting and informative that IE 6 passed the JavaScript tests they used.

Thats not to say that I actually like or use IE (except when I *have* to, because of site inadequacies or because the site requires NTLM authorization). However, I am happy to hear that at least the latest Windows version has improved the standards compliance.

And we all know that it is likely that the mozilla problem will be fixed within a month, whereas a similar problem in IE (even the Windows version which gets far more love from MS than the Mac version) wouldn't be fixed for over a year, possibly longer.