IE8 463 failures in Sputnik JavaScript Conformance Race, Google

Sputnik JavaScript conformance test suite, is a collection of over 5,000 tests designed to assess the level of conformance with the 3rd edition of the ECMA-262 specification. “Test Runner for Sputnik, lets you run tests from a single URL and quickly see results in your browser. This makes it easier both for users to see […]

Sputnik JavaScript conformance test suite, is a collection of over 5,000 tests designed to assess the level of conformance with the 3rd edition of the ECMA-262 specification. “Test Runner for Sputnik, lets you run tests from a single URL and quickly see results in your browser. This makes it easier both for users to see how well their browser conforms to JavaScript spec, as well as for browser makers to find bugs and incompatibilities. Below is an “experimental plot that compares five popular browsers and which we hope to update as new stable versions of the browsers are released. We created this chart by running Sputnik in each of five browsers and then plotting each browser such that the fewer tests a browser fails the closer it's to the center and more failing tests two browsers have in common the closer they're placed to each other. In this e.g., when running Sputnik on a Windows machine, we saw following results: Opera 10.50: 78 failures, Safari 4: 159 failures, Chrome 4: 218 failures, Firefox 3.6: 259 failures and Internet Explorer 8: 463 failures,” Hansen stated.

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