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Re: Comprehensive List of Implementations for Testing

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:40:52 -0700
Message-Id: <39540452-E485-4C7A-829D-60B0CA7DA8D4@apple.com>
Cc: Web API public <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>


On Sep 21, 2006, at 5:37 AM, Doug Schepers wrote:

>
> HTML
> 	JavaScript
> 		Desktop
> 			Internet Explorer 5.5+, 6.0+, 7.0+
> 			Firefox 1.0+
> 			Opera 8.5+, 9.0+
> 			Safari 10.4+

The actual latest version is 2.0.5. (10.4 is the version of Mac OS X  
that comes with Safari 2.0).

> 			Netscape 4.7 (optional, unsupported)
> 			Amaya 9.5+

Really? Amaya?

1) It's actual user base is almost nonexistent (there are dozens of  
browsers not listed here that see more use).

2) It is unusable for actual web browsing. In 15 minutes of playing  
with it, I was only able to find one web page that it rendered  
correctly, the Google homepage (and it can't even get the search  
results page right).

3) It seems unable to handle even the most basic of DOM scripting,  
for instance this:

<div id="x"></div>
<script>
document.getElementById("x").appendChild(document.createTextNode 
("foobar"));
</script>

does not display "foobar". In fact I could not find evidence for  
JavaScript support of any kind.

I do not see how it could be in any way relevant for Web API  
compatibility testing (except perhaps for humor value).

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Sunday, 24 September 2006 03:41:16 GMT

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