Internet Explorer 8 Passes the ‘Acid2’ Test

by admin December 19, 2007 at 9:15 pm

Microsoft announced Wednesday it has passed an early milestone for the next version of its iconic Internet Explorer. An early version of the pre-beta code for IE 8.0 has successfully passed the so-called Acid2 browser compatibility tests, Dean Hachamovitch, general manager on Microsoft’s IE team, said in a blog post.

While Acid2 is not a standards compliance test per se, it is looked to by many developers as an indication that a browser that passes should properly render graphics and other visual elements correctly on the Web.

“Acid2 is a test of modern browsers that determines how well a browser works with several different Web standards,” a Microsoft spokesperson told in an e-mailed statement. “Passing Acid 2 is an important landmark for IE8 as it highlights the interoperability, standards compliance, and backwards compatibility that we’re committed to for this release,” the statement continued.

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