An unrelated remark comes to mind ....
As bikers are fond of saying, and it seems to apply more and more as information trickles in ....
"Chrome don't get you home"
Mine's the leather one with the elbow protectors ....
It's got to be the most exciting event in science since Thomas Edison electrocuted elephants in order to try and discredit Nikola Tesla! It's like finding a Cornish-speaking Flores Hobbit nurturing a Higgs boson particle behind an invisible garden shed! It's [get on with it - Ed]... Yes, it's Chrome, the browser by Google, and …
...just 6 hours for me, and it's uninstalled already. It took longer to bring up pages than Firefox does (seems to sit there saying "Resolving proxy..." for ages after clicking a link), and it seemed to have a weird rendering issue with a web app at work. Plus I miss my addons.
Other than that though, I quite liked it, and might try it again when it's not so beta.
Misses the point of the acid 3 test - most people know that it is about encouraging semantic markup which is rendered the same regardless of platform - each browser rendering the same way if correct semantic markup is used. If all browsers render the code the same way we would certainly use semantic code.
So why use semantic markup - machines can read it, and so can screen-readers that interpret it for blind users. This leads me on to my main point about why chrome misses the point of acid 3 - it all very well to render according to standards but what is the point of a browser that advocates standards but cannot be used with a screen-reader!!
http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/?p=92 sums up why it cannot be used by blind people.
to love our new Google overlords. No crashes so far in this Chrome thingy, and neither lightning fast nor molasses slow either. Just another browser, except that it is of course being produced by people who do no evil. Maybe if I say that often enough I can convince them that I believe it.
Thanks for the 'one stop shop' round-up, El Reg
Google wants to know enough - far too much in fact - about me already so I won't be trying Chrome any more than I'll be signing up to Gmail. I simply don't trust Google not to snoop on me. Mountain View or Redmond - same place, same attitudes, same greed.
Bastards, the lot of 'em.
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