June 8th, 2010 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders
The HTML 5 Test is a really cool site that tells you how much HTML 5 support is built into your browser. With Apple screaming “We have the best HTML 5 support” I thought it would be logical to visit The HTML 5 Test and see who’s the real winner.
I went on Monday, June 7, the day Safari 5 was released. I went back on Tuesday and discovered that the test had been revised. The original test had 160 possible points, while the current test (released on Wednesday) has 300. I’ve broken the tests down by New (300 point scale) and Old (160 point scale). The score does not include bonus points
|72.33%||New||217 / 300 and 10 bonus points||Google Chrome||6.0.922.0 dev|
|69.00%||New||207 / 300 and 7 bonus points||Apple Safari||5.0 (7533.16)|
|65.66%||New||197 / 300 and 7 bonus points||Google Chrome||5.0.375.70
|46.33%||New||139 / 300 and 4 bonus points||Mozilla Firefox||3.6.3|
|46.33%||New||139 / 300 and 4 bonus points||Opera||10.60|
|42.66%||New||128 / 300 and 7 bonus points||Apple Safari||4.0.5 (531.22.7)|
|12.33%||New||37 / 300 and 0 bonus points||Microsoft IE||8.0.6001.18904|
|07.33%||New||22 /300 and 0 bonus points||Microsoft IE||7.0.5730.13|
|88.75%||Old||142 / 160||Google Chrome||6.0.922.0 dev|
|86.25%||Old||138 / 160||Apple Safari||5.0 (7533.16)|
|71.87%||Old||115/ 160||Apple Safari||4.0.5 (531.22.7)|
|63.75%||Old||102 / 160||Opera||10.60|
Google can claim they beat Apple and offer better HTML 5 support, but that’s if you’re using the 6.0 developer version, which most of you shouldn’t be using.
Apple can claim they beat Google and offer better HTML 5 support with the current stable releases, which is probably a more accurate claim.
The truth is support is still pretty crappy. Speaking of crap, Microsoft’s IE 7 and 8 are POS when it comes to HTML 5. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know IE 9 is so much better, but nobody in their right mind would test it on their production machine. That’s assuming their production machine isn’t running XP because IE 9 won’t work on XP.