iCab 3.0 is a surprisingly good, independent Mac (OS X and 9!) browser created by Alexander Clauss. It has good (though not perfect) CSS1 and DOM1 support, and to my surprise it even contains a speech browser. More than enough reason to recommend iCab to all Mac users that read my site, and to update my CSS compatibility table.
Later, when I founded QuirksMode.org, I decided to focus on those browsers that have CSS1 and DOM1 support, and iCab didn't. I tested version 2.9.8 in May 2004, and was not impressed. It didn't support absolute positioning and
:hover. W3C DOM? Forget it.
Just now I took another look at the new iCab 3.0 beta, and discovered it's a good browser well on the way to becoming excellent. Let's take a look at some features:
white-space: pre-line. Rather useless in practice, but it's an example of the trouble iCab's programmers take to support CSS.
An iCab licence is $29 or €29; I bought one. Please support Alexander Clauss if you like this browser.
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