AJAX apps are developed using Web 2.0 technologies (the next generation web applications). The technology standards used in Web 2.0 are based on open standards developed by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). AJAX Apps followed these standards while building the AJAX Apps Web User interface. There are standard compliance tests for web browsers to check whether they are compliant with W3C and IETF standards. Acid3 is the latest testing standard which tests browser compatibility. Microsoft is the only browser vendor which doesn’t follow any standards and fails miserably in Acid 2 and Acid3 tests. These tests focuses on UI rendering – same set of issues faced by the AJAX Apps development team.
Apple Safari and Google Chrome scored 100 / 100, while Firefox scored 93 / 100 and Microsoft IE 8.0 scored a miserable 20 / 100. AJAX Apps performs flawlessly in Firefox, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome. We spend a lot of time tweaking the external API’s to support Microsoft IE 7.0 and 8.0. Section 5 let you test your browser and you can see the score for yourself.