While going through my feeds today, I happened to land up on the [[http://acidtests.org|ACID tests]] web page, and so I thought “hmm, let me see how Firefox does”. My expectation was that since Firefox is touted to be such a standards compliant browser, it’d pass tests 1 and 2 with flying colors. I already know that it doesn’t pass Acid3 yet, so I wasn’t expecting much anyways.
And so I was quite shocked to see it miserably fail both [[http://acid1.acidtests.org|Acid1]] and [[http://acid2.acidtests.org|Acid2]]. I’m not sure if this is because some extension that I have (unlikely). I’m running Firefox 18.104.22.168 on Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10). Take a look at the results of the test: