Web Browser Evaluation - Spring 2005
This team is evaluating recently-released web browsers including:
Firefox 1.0.2, Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 [7.0 in development], Mozilla 1.7.6 [1.8 in beta], Opera 7.54 [8.0 in beta], and Safari 1.2.x [1.3 in beta]). The versions listed as in development or in beta will not be tested but are listed as such to let readers know their stage of development during this evaluation team's period of activity.
With the number of services being delivered via the web,
structured testing of web browsers against critical University systems
continues to be necessary. This team will build from the extensive scripting
and testing done in previous years' web browser evaluations.
Browser FAQs and Tutorials
flaws could allow attacks, data access -
CNET News article (04/18/05)
- New Web Policy to Affect all of Penn State's Public Web Sites, gives a target date of August 15, 2005 for compliance to standards, guidelines, and accessibility. -
Web Standards Project posted a link to this item (04/12/05)
- Opera Integrated
with Adobe Creative Suite 2 - Opera Press Release (04/04/05)
- Mozilla fixes risky Firefox flaw - CNET News article (3/23/05)
- "Acid2" Challenge to Microsoft - Web Standards Project article (3/16/05)
In a public effort to encourage Microsoft to add as much CSS 2 support as possible within IE7,
Håkon Wium Lie (CTO of Opera Software and the father of CSS) and the Web Standards Project
have begun the development of a test suite, known as "Acid2."
- Internet Explorer 7.0 Details Begin to Leak - Microsoft Watch article
- Browser Wars: Will Firefox Burn Explorer? - Knowledge@Wharton article
Freezes Seamonkey - CNET News article
The group said it would no longer develop features
for its Mozilla Application Suite... nor release version 1.8.
- Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta Goes Live
Beta News article (3/3/05)
The beta is based on Firefox, but allows users a choice of rendering engines (Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Mozilla's Gecko)..
Mini-Mozilla marches toward Windows mobiles - CNET article (2/23/05)
Minimo, the Mozilla browser for mobile devices, is poised to move beyond Linux PDAs and onto
Windows CE devices, according to the Mozilla Foundation.
- Latest Opera Browser Gets Vocal - BBC article (1/27/05)
"The latest version of Opera (8.0) can be controlled by voice command and will
read pages aloud...
the voice features, based on IBM technology, are currently only available
in the Windows version..."
- Penn State Tells 80,000 Students to Chuck IE - Information Week article