Konqueror now passes Acid2

As the title says, Acid2 is now passed.

With the help of Hyatt's Safari patches, Ivor Hewitt(*) and I have finally made Konqueror pass Acid2 as only the second browser.

Roughly half of the Safari Acid2 patches could be merged in some form or another, and another two bugfixes could be merged from Safari 1.3 once found and isolated. The rest was written from scratch. All in all not a bad reuse of code, allthough slow.

The fixes are at the moment in KDE 3.5 branch, but will soon be merged into KDE4, and evaluated for KDE 3.4.2 inclusion.

(*) Ivor is a new KHTML developer, and author of the adblock feature.


Congratulations, guys! Great work.

It's quite an achievement. What can we expect now? :-)

By Thiago Macieira at Sat, 06/04/2005 - 09:55

Sorry, but Konqueror is only the third browser to pass this test, not the second one :-)

The beta version of iCab3 was the second one !

By thomasdeniau at Sat, 06/04/2005 - 15:31

awesome news! and hi to Ivor, too! i've been reading your mails on kfm-devel, great to see new faces and fresh blood =)

By Aaron J. Seigo at Sat, 06/04/2005 - 17:25

so... is the version of safari that comes with tiger supposed to pass the acid2 test?? cause i was at my friends house earlier, and i tested the link shown on that screenshot, and apparently.. the version of safari he had (2.0; default tiger install i think), didn't render the image properly.

By quaff at Sun, 06/05/2005 - 06:42

The version of Safari that passes the test hasn't yet been released.

In fact, so far as I know it, no released browser passes the test. Only development versions and betas do.

By Thiago Macieira at Sun, 06/05/2005 - 23:22

* As of December 11, 2006, the nightly builds of Mozilla line of browsers (Firefox, Camino, SeaMonkey)

Although the Web Standards Project web site states that iCab passes Acid2, it technically falls short by displaying a scrollbar on the viewport. (A correctly rendered test should not have a scrollbar.[4]) This has since been fixed with the release of iCab 3.0.3. Konqueror originally had the same problem when it first was stated to have passed the test, but this issue was corrected with release 3.5.2.

By orican at Sat, 06/02/2007 - 11:21


as my bugreport never has been answered, I try it here:

Can you investigate into this bug?


a) It can easily be reproduced
b) It is a open Konqueror bug since KDE 3.2.2 (or earlier?)

I want to help fixing the bug, but am not a programmer.


By Richard Hartmann at Wed, 06/15/2005 - 01:58

Is this going to become a regular way to draw attention to particular bugs?
If so, then here's one that could use some :)


By [email protected] at Thu, 10/13/2005 - 02:23

- When taking the test, you should use the default settings of the browser you are testing. Changing the zoom level, minimum font size, applying a fit-to-width algorithm, or making other changes may alter the rendition of the Acid2 page without this constituting a failure in compliance...
Just cup of beer 4 you. Cheers!

By jojo at Fri, 03/21/2008 - 13:40