In recent weeks Firefox 4 beta 1 and Opera 10.60 were released, and I could also put my hands on a working Chrome 4. I added all these browsers to the compatibility tables, which are now all updated, except for the Events one.
There’s little difference with my earlier reports, except that the new Firefox beta is making a serious effort to support the background module. It’s not there yet, but Firefox is not as disastrously behind as it was a month back.
Of course Firefox remains a pain in other respects: still no support for
contains(), incorrect indexing of attributes (it’s essentially random), no
outerHTML, no sane second argument for the
add() method for select boxes, a
colorDepth of 24.
All these bugs are Firefox-only, with the exception of the attribute indexing, which is also a problem in IE. Frankly, I’m starting to get fed up with Firefox and its haughty refusal to implements useful methods and properties found in all other browsers. But maybe that’s a passing phase. Maybe I’ll pick another browser to be annoyed at next time around.
I haven’t yet updated the Events table, partly because it’s such a lot of work (it takes me as much time as all other tables combined), and partly because I do not expect huge changes. I tested various problems in IE9, and sadly found no improvements.
I’m not sure when I’ll have the time to do the Events table; I hope before I leave on holiday in early August.
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