"And it is in this context that I am somewhat embarrassed on
behalf of the Mozilla Corporation. They certainly didn't ask for my
opinion or my guilt-by-proxy, but they apparently haven't noticed
that they ought to be embarrassed, so by God somebody needs to step
up. I refer, of course, to the Acid 3 test cooked up by the
inimitable Ian Hickson and his motley crew of meddling minions. The
test gives a numerical score that purports to rank a browser's
compatibility with a potpourri of well-established web standards.
Of course any such test is guaranteed to be unfair to somebody, but
this one was especially unfair to everybody since the makers
intentionally sought out bugs in major browsers to highlight their
"That, by itself, is not the story. First there was the Acid
test, then there was the Acid 2 test, and there will no doubt be an
Acid 4 test and so on..."