So... uhh...yeah... w00t and such. The WebKit engine (the thing that powers Safari) has passed ACID 1, ACID 2 and ACID 3 tests* - They are the first team to release a publicly available engine that does so. Now of course the real question -- When will Apple release a new Safari based on the new WebKit? I want to see Safari 3.5 (or 4.0) within the next 3-4 months with a full ACID 3 (rendering) pass (and possibly a mobile version on the iPhone? That doesn't do very well currently). There is a lot of prestige and clout to be claimed by having the first officially released browser to pass all 3 ACID tests - It may even help make Safari the "Gold Standard" for web development, something that may help further drive Mac platform adoption. (Author's Note -- I'm still pissed about Safari 3.1, which broke ACID 2 compliance. I refuse to install that browser as it represents a significant regression from previous Safari releases - Safari holding the title of first browser to pass ACID 2. Get it together Apple QA!) Continue reading "Dropping ACID(3)"