Safari 1.3 — Wow

Dave Hyatt drops a bombshell and reveals that, unlike the claims of certain Windows writers, service packs are actually a closer analog to the update releases of OS X (such as the just-released 10.3.8 to 10.3.9 update). Though nearly unmentioned in the official release notes, Safari is getting a major update with standards-compliance, rendering speed, JavaScript, and compatibility upgrades.

He also gives a hint of some of the technologies and performance improvements that we can expect on April 29 with the release of OS X 10.4 “Tiger”. I have a dual-processor machine, so I should benefit. But the big news is, they released the same version of the rendering engine to the older OS so that HTML authors like me have an easier time supporting Safari. That’s a big deal, and something that Redmond Just Doesn’t Get.™

If you create HTML and CSS, be sure to check out Dave’s post. You’ll like what you see.

As far as his continued work on WaSP’s Acid Test 2, Dave continues his posts, including some questions about the validity and importance of certain tests. Read the archives.

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