Safari First Past the Post on Acid2

Developer Dave Hyatt has announced that Apple’s browser Safari now passes the Acid2 test for standards compliance. (Here’s more info on Acid2.) That makes Safari the first to reach this benchmark — Mozilla still has several open bugs to fix before they can claim the same.

Because Safari is based on the KHTML engine and Hyatt has included patches in his blog post that allow anyone to add his changes to their version of KHTML, that means all other KHTML-based browsers should be able to benefit from his work and get Acid2 compliance for free soon.

Congratulations to Hyatt and the Safari team!

UPDATE (4/29/2005): Whoops, looks like I spoke too soon about those benefits to KHTML…