UA Profiler is grown into BrowserScope. It’s must more comprehensive, it includes the original network tests and also Acid3, Selectors and Rich Text tests. According to my testing, Chrome 4 beat everyone.
My results for the tests in the five (5!) browsers that I have here follow with their screen-shot.
Firefox 3 UA Profile Result
One of the greatest inventions of URLS was the data url. It allows a base64 encoding of an image along with a type (like png or gif) to be embedded into html. This could save time, not space, in high traffic places. Firefox 3 handles it, and I know that Firefox 2 did as well.
This test result is odd because it isn’t inline with other tests from other people. Most people had 8/11 tests return success while I had only 7!
Internet Explorer (ie7) us profile
Internet Explorer 7
IE7 can’t stand up because it has less than half of the tests returning success. I think it is truly pathetic that Mircosoft, because they have Windows Update, does not force an upgrade. I understand the issues with system that rely on such bugs, but something really should be done. There could be hope in IE8.
Safari 3.1.2 (525.21)
Apple Safari UA Profile Results
Safari is a great browser performance wise and a leader in new css but, on Windows at least, it seems to me as a bit lacking. Firefox has handy features and it also has the ability for plugins. I don’t see such things with Safari.
These results aren’t remarkable in anyway nor are they bad. I just get a bit of a laugh out of the way the boxes are set touching each other.
Why no Link Prefetch, safari?
Opera UA Profile Results
Opera 9.51 (10081)
I loved the Opera update from 9.* to 9.5. The new UI, while many people did not like it, makes the browser unique and actually fancy compared to the slow-tabs bottom based tabs of Firefox/Safari/IE.
I think Opera, one of the four major browsers, should have more than 5 if it’s name isn’t Internet Explorer. I’m not sure how max connections are scored, but if that’s what made it 5 instead of 6, they need some fine tuning of their browser.
The results on Ajaxian’s quoted post showed that Chrome and Firefox 3 were the same. My tests didn’t give me a tie, Chrome won instead. Chrome is pretty impressive to come out of no where and instantly get a score similar to Firefox 3.
There is room for expansion, clearly, in the list. I was thinking that we could test for simple things first, such as url length. I find that it’s not uniform across browsers and is a limit on bookmarklets. There are likely other imporvements/additons to the UA Profile system, I can’t wait to see them!