“Today we would like to announce that WebKit is the first browser engine to fully pass Acid3. A while back, we posted that we scored 100/100 and matched the reference rendering,” Maciej Stachowiak reports for Surfin’ Safari.

“Now, thanks to recent speedups in JavaScript, DOM and rendering, we have passed the third condition, smooth animation on reference hardware,” Stachowiak reports.

“To try it for yourself, grab a nightly,” writes Stachowiak.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Samir” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Congrats, WebKit team!

MacDailyNews Note: WebKit is an open source application framework that provides a foundation upon which to build a Web browser. WebKit was originally derived by Apple Inc. from the Konqueror browser’s KHTML software library for use as the engine of Mac OS X’s Safari web browser. The framework is now used by Omniweb, Shiira, iCab, Adobe AIR, Google Chrome, iPhone (Safari), iPod touch (Safari), Nokia’s Series 60 browser and Google’s Android platform. Nightly builds of WebKit are provided for testing purposes only.