HTML5 is the current standard for content displayed in web
browsers. Your ordinary web browsing depend on how well the browser you use
supports this standard. In addition, some applications have web-based versions
that use features of HTML5 to provide a solution that does not require the
installation of any code, so that you can use the application on a computer
that you are just using temporarily, such as a computer in a library or
Internet café. Parallels Access and
Parallels Remote Application Server are two examples of such applications.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to measure browser
compliance with the HTML5 standard. The site HTML5 Test performs
a comprehensive test of any browser and gives that browser a score from 0 to
555, measuring its HTML5 implementation. The higher the score, the better the
browser supports HTML5.
A Mac user who has Parallels Desktop has
a wide range of browsers to choose from. With HTML5 Test, I was quickly able to
measure seven different browsers.
my tests were run on a Retina MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 model). The host OS was
macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The Windows guest OS was 64-bit Windows 10 Pro (build
14393), running in Parallels Desktop 12.1.3 (build 41532). The browsers used
were the latest customer versions available, and the version number details
follow all the tables.
1 through 3 show the results of my tests. The same numerical data is shown in
each table, but the tables are sorted differently so that you can easily answer
Which Mac browser scored best? Which scored worst? Do the Mac and
Windows versions of the same browsers have different scores? and Which browser
scored the best overall?
I hope these scores help you to decide if you should change your default browser.
If you use a browser I didn’t test, please run the test and post the score in a
comment to this post.
The browser versions
Edge 14 on Windows 10
IE 11.0 on Windows 10
Chrome Dev 56.0.2924.87 on Windows 10
Firefox 51.0 on Windows 10
Safari 10.0.1 on macOS Sierra 10.12.1
Firefox 51.0 on macOS Sierra 10.12.1
Chrome Dev 56.0.2924.87 on macOS Sierra 10.12.1
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