IE9 Tops Tests in HTML5

The browser wars continue, with all major browsers pushing for full compatibility with HTML5, which is amazing. Surprisingly, Internet Explorer 9 is in the top spot as far as compatibility goes. Remember, though, that HTML5 still isn’t an approved standard and is still in development. But, from initial tests HTML5 can do some amazing things!

Yes, the HTML5 spec has yet to finalized. And yes, these tests cover only a portion of the spec. But we can still marvel at just how much Microsoft’s browser philosophy has changed in recent months.

The W3C tests — available here — put IE9 beta release 6 at the top of the HTML5 conformance table, followed by Google Chrome 7, the Firefox 4 beta 6, Opera 10.6, and Safari 5.0. The tests cover seven aspects of the spec: “attributes”, “audio”, “video”, “canvas”, “getElementsByClassName”, “foreigncontent,” and “xhtml5”:

W3C HTML5 tests