IE6 in “least buggy CSS selector support” shock!

Statistics are amazing. You can spin and bend them to your will (or the will of whoever is sponsoring your research). For instance, did you know that 75% of people constitute three-quarters of the population? It’s true I tell you!

After the guys at Opera announced that version 9.5 (Kestral) will have full CSS 3 selector support I ran a few tests to see how various Windows-based browsers compare:

  • Firefox 2.0.0.4
    43 selectors, 26 passed, 10 buggy and 7 unsupported (Passed 357 of 578 tests)
  • IE 6
    43 selectors, 10 passed, 1 buggy and 32 unsupported (Passed 276 of 578 tests)
  • IE 7
    43 selectors, 13 passed, 4 buggy and 26 unsupported (Passed 330 of 578 tests)
  • Opera 9.21
    43 selectors, 25 passed, 3 buggy and 15 unsupported (Passed 346 of 578 tests)
  • Safari 3.0.1
    43 selectors, 25 passed, 9 buggy and 9 unsupported (Passed 346 of 578 tests)

Safari and Opera were both blazingly fast. IE7 was painfully slow.

Notice that IE6 only had a single buggy result! The fact that is achieves this by simply not supporting anything is neither here nor there.

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