Microsoft seeking feedback for Internet Explorer 9

Now that Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM, it's time to move on to the research and planning phase of Internet Explorer 9. Was there something in IE8 that wasn't fixed or a new bug you've found? Well the IE8 team is seeking your feedback (If you had access to the Microsoft Connect website during the beta).

"Hi Everyone!
We have added a new feedback form on Connect designed specifically to handle improvements for the next version of Internet Explorer. This includes not just feature requests, but all types of feedback including issues that currently exist in IE. Please continue to rate the submissions since we will look at the top rated reports first.

Please be patient with the resolution of the reports you submit as we are in the research phase for the next version of IE. To shed some light on the status of your submissions, we'll use a new field, Review Status, which will indicate whether we have reviewed the issue or not.

Please see the Connect site for more information.

The IE Team."

So if you have a bug, suggestion, or a feature you'd like to see added to Internet Explorer 9, now is the time to let the folks up in Redmond know. If you don't have access to the Microsoft Connect IE8 program, we're sure someone here at Neowin would be kind enough to pass on any feedback to the IE team.

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in office 2007 you introduced us to the ribbon interface, in office 2010 you plan to introduce to a better version of the ribbon, in windows 7 your encouraging other companies to incorporate the ribbon interface into their software so i am somewhat disheartened that this isnt in IE8 and would love to see the ribbon interface implemented in IE9, the only other thing to add is this, i have now started to store my vast amount of files on a 2nd hard drive drive D:\ and i keep a copy of my favourites folder their, in IE9 could you add a feature whereby the user can decide what location they want their favourites folder stored in?

another feature i would like to see is that i am signed into messenger and windows live mail using my windows live ID so why is it then when i go to a windows live site i have to still enter my windows live ID each time can IE9 not sign me into my windows live ID automatically, furthermore if i want to switch between windows live ids can IE9 be configured to enable some kind of "fast ID switching" a varient of the fast user switching feature introduced in windows xp?

these are just some suggestions.

Coming from an online application developer:

- SVG support
- Faster javascript engine and better javascript compliance.
- Handle asynchronous requests the same way other browsers do. Currently, have to do one thing for IE, and another thing for all other browsers. (Not 100% if this is still the case with IE8 or not)
- Better debugging tools. The new debugger is a start, but it's no where near as good or useful as firebug.

- Canvas support
- SVG support, for Graph where data comes from XML, it is a must (it also prevents from using Adobe Flash in some situations)
- CSS animations

I'd also like it if they could move from their proprietary JS "Text Range" to use the W3C Recommended Range, as outlined here: http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/range_intro.html
With many more opportunities to create interactive features using JavaScript, this would be extremely helpful.

Hope someone could help me to feedback these:
1. Download Manager
2. Use database to manage bookmarks like firefox. This feature is very important and useful for me.

Well most times I load up IE8 (running Vista X64 here) the Internet doesn't load (but the browser does), I have to keep closing it and opening it. But Firefox runs perfect :S what gives...?? Is it somet I'm doing wrong or IE?? Got the latest AVG and there is no spyware or anything

- SVG support, for Graph where data comes from XML, it is a must (it also prevents from using Adobe Flash in some situations)
- CSS animations
- Javascript 8.0 support with JIT javascript compiler
- Default pop-up blocker level to : NO POPUP ALLOWED AT ALL
- Safe place to stock Web app informations. SQLLite style database for each Web Application. The application should be able to only read it's own data. www.domain.com should only be able to access the www.domain.com database, not the www.otherdomain.com database. It will ease the development of web applications, web games, web MMOG, etc. Cookies are not enough, we need a small database sometimes.
- FTP read and WRITE support, so we can do full FTP operations (create a folder, put a file, change file permission, etc.)
- Ability to pause a download and resume it later.
- Complete support of CSS features (up to 2.1 at least), even accessibility features
- Integrated PDF reader

Windows has supported FTP operations for ages, and is done so through Windows Explorer, now not IE [since IE7]. I still prefer to use a dedicated client like SmartFTP

ftp permission are not well handled. Also, there are a lot of thing missing from it, decide the transfert mode, activate pasv or not, change the group and the permissions of this group on a file.

The ability to save my opened tabs when i close IE. I don't know if it was added in IE8 but this is a feature that is lacking for IE7. Ability to modify the order of my opened tabs (move the last one first for example).

Better CSS support. IE7 is the only current gen browser i know that can't make the Son of suckerfish dropdown menu works without an hack.

SVG support

There's one main reason I don't use IE, it takes too long to open a new tab. Without that being faster it doesn't even stand a chance with me, as I regulary have 7-8 tabs open at a time.

Also, as others have mentioned, spell checker would be nice!

I think I'd request for the following:

- Can do with a UI refresh, but not necessary, but maybe more UX enhancements, like being able to drag a tab out and creating a new window from that.
- Improved Javascript engine
- Download manager, nothing fancy yet, just a window to consolidate my download windows, they can put resume etc later if it serves to be a problem.
- Don't go implementing a full ACID 3 compliant engine, they should focus on implementing elements which are more solid and defined and more useful, like html canvas or whatever not.
- I think they should start thinking
- An even more better developer tool, preferably make it up to par with FireBug.
- They should write some more add-ons that demonstrate their add-on capabilities
- Improve the add-on model more so that writing add-ons in managed code (.NET), would be a lot more easier.

That's about all I want.

Collect stats (locally!) on my bookmarked pages. If I have something bookmarked, and the last X number of times I tried to access it has resulted in some error, it may be a good indication that the site is gone for good (as opposed to just the server being temporarily unavailable). Validate all my bookmarks at the click of a button. Offer to remove bookmarked sites I haven't accessed in months. Look for duplicates. Etc etc, that sort of thing.

If it's not unusual for users to have hundreds of bookmarked sites (I suspect I'm not alone), then it makes sense to significantly beef up the Favorites management, which, in its current state, is so poor that I've given up trying to clean up my bookmarks...

Whats the point? We gave so much feedback for IE7 and IE8, then MS decided they actually knew best and didnt take none of it on. I dont care anymore.

I think Microsoft should update Internet Explorer 8 before releasing a new version. They should add built-in spell check and a download manager.

Why do people keep saying Acid3 compliance? THere is no such thing as Acid3 compliance.

There isn't even CSS3 compliance because the CSS standard does not exist!


ggggaaaaaaaggahah

Antaris said,
Why do people keep saying Acid3 compliance? THere is no such thing as Acid3 compliance.

There isn't even CSS3 compliance because the CSS standard does not exist!


ggggaaaaaaaggahah


Sure there is Acid3 compliance, but for that, you need to implement certain features that are not yet standardized.

Ok the only thing that i have found with it so far is with opening a new tab to your home page. I dont seem to find the simple check box as with the previous versions

Extra -> Internet Options -> Tabs -> Settings -> Do the next thing after opening a new Tab (translated from Dutch..)

That's what you mean?

Why can't they just stop making new IE's and just keep 8? :|

Same reason they didn't stop building cars in the 40's. Thing's change, taste and demands change, technology changes, etc. I agree though, 8 is their best browser to date.

<canvas> support, SVG support, proper XHTML support, better Javascript interpreter, and for the love of god re-think that UI.

What the hell is wrong with the UI ? It has "Back-Forward" buttons, address bar and search bar on the top, then tabs, then the document view. That's how all the browsers behave ! Or is it the fact that you have buttons next to tabs ? Well that reduces clutter and make it easier to quickly change some settings or save a page. Why is it a great idea with Chrome and a bad idea when it comes to IE ?

C_Guy said,
IE8 is awesome. The only thing missing is a downloads manager. And spell cheker. That's about it.

I agre, though honestly, I've never seen a browser with a download manager I like other than Opera. I'm just too used to how IE works, I guess.

The other feature I want is something like Opera's Speed-dial feature, preferably with more than 9 slots though. :P Give me that & spellchecking, and I couldl ive without IE7Pro.

Do you need a list or can you do your own homework? The end. Oh wait. There might be another comment. It might not be the end. We'll have to wait and see

C_Guy said,
Do you need a list or can you do your own homework? The end. Oh wait. There might be another comment. It might not be the end. We'll have to wait and see ;)

LOL! the end.

+1 but atleast you can unhide it. It should be visible by default and have the option to hide it if you dont want it visible. they do the same with windows explorer in vista/windows7 which is even more annoying as theres lots of things in that menu that people use so millions of people have to un-hide it.

Two clicks brings it back in IE. Unless you are talking about Office 2007 where the inefficient menu system has been replaced with the Ribbon system. Try it you will like it if you use it with an open mind for 5 minutes.

I can barely recall the last time I had to use the menu, and when I did I didn't use the mouse anyway. Alt+F brings up the menu bar with the file menu selected. It's far and away a better method that moving the mouse to the top and clicking on it.

People call for standards compliance, but then say it should pass Acid3. Acid3 tests a lot of things that aren't standards yet and most likely never will be as tested by Acid3. They've already had to updated Acid3 several times because of changes to specs for the in-progress "standards". If MS had made IE8 100% Acid3-compliant, they would have to change it later on to make it standards compliant once the standards are complete.

Obviously, this is bad for MS, but it would also be bad for the web developers and users. If IE8 had Acid3-compliance, people would start writing web sites according to Acid3, but then when the standards are finalized there would be differences, breaking IE8, the Internet, and hurting the users.

When will people realize, Acid3-compliance and standards-compliance are two different things!?

ad blocking will never be added, ms make lots of money from their adverts on msn.com, hotmail.com etc. i would love it if it was added though.

JonathanMarston said,
It is added. Click the little lock with the arrow going around it. Ads blocked (well, some of them anyway)


You're right, all you need is to get a adblocking list and import it into the filter and you can block pretty much every ad now.

JonathanMarston said,
It is added. Click the little lock with the arrow going around it. Ads blocked (well, some of them anyway)

That's not ad blocking as such, thats just a side effect. The inprivate filter just blocks content that stores and access cookies in a different domain that the site you've viewing. Or something like that :-) It's just coincidence that alot of ad providers use this method of cookies to track you, so they end up being blocked. It won't take ad providers long to work around this one.

Let's see...

1. Faster engine
2. More compatibility/rendering enhancements
3. Better ad blocking
4. Spell/grammar checking
5. Java/Flash stability

Pretty modest list, but IE doesn't really need a whole lot beyond performance and rendering tweaks.

Uhh, how is the IE team suppose to give you better Java and Flash stability when a) MS doesn't make Java, and b) MS doesn't make Flash.

Shouldn't you be asking Adobe and Sun err... Oracle, to fix Flash and Java stability since it's their products?

Whens the last time anyone had IE or even FF, crash due to Silverlight? Because I never have.

GP007 said,
Uhh, how is the IE team suppose to give you better Java and Flash stability when a) MS doesn't make Java, and b) MS doesn't make Flash.

Shouldn't you be asking Adobe and Sun err... Oracle, to fix Flash and Java stability since it's their products?

Whens the last time anyone had IE or even FF, crash due to Silverlight? Because I never have.


+1. Good show.

I thought i heard a month ago that IE8 would be the last IE and that they would start over using the same rendering engine as firefox and chrome does....

Acid3 Compliance!
IE is always a big hurdle for web application developer. If Microsoft wills to push their browser closer to the world standard it is simply an evangel for us!

TCLN Ryster said,
IE8 already supports current standards. Acid 3 is not based on a standard, it's yet to be ratified.

To be fair though, Acid3 tests a number of standardized features.

Just add a CLR port to IE already. It should be much easier to write addons for IE, and that's the main reason Firefox is so popular.

FF is popular, because of its good marketing. Every opensource supporter has/had a nice FF logo on his webpage stating "use Firefox", "Site best viewed with Firefox"... And so people started to belive it...

* Use webkit or similar great engine
* Add a download manager with ability to pause and resume downloads
* customisable u.i
* spell checking
* search system like firefox's where you just type and it searches so you dont have to use the menu bar.
* include search engines for the search box by default as if i install ie8 and dont have internet connection at time of install i cant choose google as default search engine
* add ability to import firefox history for the url bar and for the history and saved passwords and cache for sites.
* skinable u.i

But if you don't have an internet connection, you cant search the net anyway....

They've already stated that they are not moving to Webkit, I'm unsure as to why so many people think they should. Enterprise customers wouldn't like it either!

you may temporarily not have a connection eg a laptop without a wireless signal may run the ie8.exe that they have on their hdd or usb pen.

torrentthief said,
you may temporarily not have a connection eg a laptop without a wireless signal may run the ie8.exe that they have on their hdd or usb pen.


ie8.exe?

Acid 3 compliance
SPELL CHECK
An option for ONE window and one window only, I hate when things open new windows
Ability to search the bookmarks

Firefox does this well. Things more often than not open in a new tab rather than a new window, except when you explicitly state "open in new window" from the right click menu on links.

SVG support would be a good one, and more ability to control downloads is a must.

Everyone crying for better CSS support, IE8's CSS2.1 support is brilliant, a much improved experience over IE7. No point relying solely on CSS3 yet from a development standpoint, because its not even a ratified standard. Browsers that are implementing CSS3 features are doing so to get ahead of the game, but do so at risk, should the feature specifications be changed before they are standardised. This is why things like the Acid tests f*ck me off. It's not a test of practical web development, its more a wishlist test of what people WANT to achieve.

Also, starting from scratch is not a good idea either, the Trident engine has come along way in the last few years, and to just drop it and start again would just lengthen the development time, can you really wait that long for a new version of the browser? Microsoft would be playing catch up to where they were, whilst other vendors would be developming new features. They'd be shooting themselves in the foot.

Soldiers33 said,
no download managers plz. i love the current system, its the reason I dont use firefox

You don't use Firefox because of the download manager? So disable it? Main Tab -> Show Download Window and then in Privacy disable remember what I download.. should do the trick?

Edit: Oh.. I guess it won't show any progress then. : I'm sure theres an addon which can do it..

I personally use the Download Statusbar addon in Firefox. It's very unobtrusive and yet highly functional. IE would do well to include something similar. Having several little popup windows floating around my system with download status is messy.

I guess it isn't as bad in Windows 7 since all those would be grouped together on the task bar and you can check the status of the downloads in real time.

TCLN Ryster said,
I personally use the Download Statusbar addon in Firefox. It's very unobtrusive and yet highly functional. IE would do well to include something similar. Having several little popup windows floating around my system with download status is messy.

Acid3 compliance ? What's this ? Making changes so as to pass a specific test means nothing, they should just implement the full CSS and DOM specifications.

Developers don't care about Acid3, blogers do.

spacer said,
-Redo the terrible UI.
-Allow the UI to be customizable.
-Acid3 compliance
-Full CSS compliance.


"Terrible UI"? I believe that is your OPINION. The only thing *I* don't like about the UI is I still haven't gotten used to the refresh and stop buttons being on the right side of the address bar. I didn't like it in 7 and I don't like it in 8. But the rest? Nothing wrong with it at all, nice and clean if you set it up right.

CSS Compliance has improved, I expect it to improve a little more with 9.

Don't care about Acid 3.

Skinable would be nice.
Spellcheck would be nice.
Download manager would be great.
Speed up the draws would be great.

nbtc971 said,


"Terrible UI"? I believe that is your OPINION. The only thing *I* don't like about the UI is I still haven't gotten used to the refresh and stop buttons being on the right side of the address bar. I didn't like it in 7 and I don't like it in 8. But the rest? Nothing wrong with it at all, nice and clean if you set it up right.

CSS Compliance has improved, I expect it to improve a little more with 9.

Don't care about Acid 3.

Skinable would be nice.
Spellcheck would be nice.
Download manager would be great.
Speed up the draws would be great.


You can move the refresh and stop buttons by right clicking on the right of the tab area - going to customise and tick the option 'show stop and refresh buttons before address bar'
that should do the trick

Dervis said,
You can move the refresh and stop buttons by right clicking on the right of the tab area - going to customise and tick the option 'show stop and refresh buttons before address bar'
that should do the trick :)

Thank you! If I could e-mail treats there would be a box of cookies waiting in your inbox.

Dervis said,
You can move the refresh and stop buttons by right clicking on the right of the tab area - going to customise and tick the option 'show stop and refresh buttons before address bar'
that should do the trick :)


I never knew that. Thanks!

Yeah, why let people choose and take responsibility for keeping their browser up to date? Especially when IE8 is already part of Automatic Updates.

akav0id said,
Force everyone using IE 4, IE 5 and IE 6 to upgrade

That would be useful but keep it in mind that users who use old version of IE that are using old/slow computers or old version of Windows which IE8 may not be compatible for old versions of Windows or old computers. It may take a while before the users have enough money to get a new computer depends on their budget.

shozilla said,
... IE8 may not be compatible for old versions of Windows or old computers...

That's no excuse for not supporting older operating systems. Minimum configuration for Opera 9 is... windows 95 (or later). They should just make IE work under older versions of windows. and I know more then enough people who still use windows 98... and with firefox already confirmed they will stop support of windows xp sp2 (they'll still support xp sp3 or so they claim at: http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...icleId=9131576) at this rate everyone not using windows 7 soon will either have to use an outdated browser or just use opera...

Definitely :

- Full DOM and CSS compliance.
- Download Manager.
- Better organized Addons Gallery.
- Full Integration with Live Services (download to skydrive, add email to messenger, ...). They could use Accelerators.
- Improved Favourites.

If they can implement this correctly, I would never look at another browser.

My wishlist:
- Download manager
- More speed (in the engine, but also in the interface. It currently takes 2 seconds for a new tab to open. In opera it takes 0 seconds...)
- Skinable
- be able to move the adress bar around (anyone an idea why they locked it? Anyway I want the adress bar under my tabs)
- Acid3 Compliance
- Mouse gestures
- Add-blocker

Too bad that I don't have access to the Microsoft Connect IE8 program... (or should I say lucky them lol )

The lag when opening a new tab is actually weird. I had that problem with Vista but once I moved to Seven the browser became very snappy and now the tabs open in no time.

IE8's add-on manager will tell you the load times per addon, so just look at that and see what takes long and turn it off.

Then see how performance changes.

Including an ad-blocker in the browser itself is a bad idea. That would just be opening up Microsoft to a torrent of potential lawsuits from advertisers. Also doing that would kill literally millions of sites that depend on ad revenue to pay their server bills. This would be like Sony building in a feature to auto-skip commercial breaks in TV programs. TV channels that rely on ad revenue would go out of business overnight.

No, an ad blocker should always be user choice. I do however support greater plugin support like Firefox has. Give people the choice to install an adblocker if they wish, preferably not with a third party program, but rather a plug in to the browser itself.

The add-on manager claim the slowest addon takes...0,08 seconds and I already deleted the spybot entry's. (That did make a difference (Don't really get why, since IE7 did support it after all...)). The tab lag is already better then in IE7 though...
- About the ad-blocker: they could call is "content blocker" like opera. And as far as I know, opera hasn't had any lawsuits yet... and people could just choose if they wanted to use it or not...

If not a full DM, then they should at least change the basic download system so that we can resume dropped or broken downloads. I hate having to start over.

IE should resume broken downloads already if the site supports it and you haven't cleared your cache. I've always had broken downloads zoom back to where they stopped and finish from there.

GreyWolfSC said,
IE should resume broken downloads already if the site supports it and you haven't cleared your cache. I've always had broken downloads zoom back to where they stopped and finish from there.



I dunno if it's suppose to happen on the server side or not but more often it won't jump back to where it stopped. And I don't clear my temp files often as well.

Still it should be done on IE's side from now on imo.

babyHacker said,
IE7pro works on IE8 but has a few bugs since it was designed for IE7. I do however use it for spell check and mouse gestures.



I use it as well, and yeah it's got some bugs, but I only use the spell checker and the adblock, none of the other features are on. They should have a IE8pro soon though.

GP007 said,
I use it as well, and yeah it's got some bugs, but I only use the spell checker and the adblock, none of the other features are on. They should have a IE8pro soon though.


After looking at their site for a bit.. there have been no updates at all. I'm convinced that either the company name change is taking longer than they thought.. or it's just dead and they vanished.

They just need to release an 8.5 really:

- Up to date compliance standards.
- Download manager.
- Few speed tweaks maybe.

Max? said,
They just need to release an 8.5 really:

- Up to date compliance standards.
- Download manager.
- Few speed tweaks maybe.


IE8 is standards compliant.

Acid3 is not a complete set, it's a draft. Until it's final, don't count on them supporting any of it.

Kharhaz said,

IE8 is standards compliant.

Acid3 is not a complete set, it's a draft. Until it's final, don't count on them supporting any of it.


MS has and do support numerous non-standards today. Actually, they are fairly well known at excelling at it. :-p

Preferrably, and countering the idea of Acid3, the not-yet-standards should be made up by Microsoft, though.

Jugalator said,

MS has and do support numerous non-standards today. Actually, they are fairly well known at excelling at it. :-p

Preferrably, and countering the idea of Acid3, the not-yet-standards should be made up by Microsoft, though.


I said up-to-date standards compliance. Standards change over time.

dead.cell said,
His name is Vista. He wants everything rebuilt.

Vista is perfectly fine especially w/ SP2

Marshalus said,
Honestly, what good do you think that would do?

Well, the current Trident renderer was designed waay back before we had these advanced web services. Compare to numerous other, far more successful, renderers today like WebKit, that -- not so coincidentally -- are being way faster updated to encompass more web standards than Trident. They were being designed from scratch with the kind of web we're seeing today in mind, and have already outpaced Trident, despite being far younger.

It's clear as a bright sky that Trident is not nearly as flexible and open to improvements as certain other renderers on the market today, with the huge development team backing IE as well. IE8 was a patchwork upon a patchwork, and if Microsoft would in the future switch to an open source engine running behind the scenes (seriously, why not? IE is already free), they could contribute with code to an existing project instead of maintaining this path on a rather antique web browser base. MS switching away from a proprietary engine would be a godsend for web developers getting one renderer less to care about, the breakage of sites would be no more than what breaks on e.g. Firefox or Safari (= not very much actually especially when compared to what breaks on IE8), and it would be very good PR for Microsoft "doing the best for the web".

I just don't get this fear of open source at Microsoft, especially on projects like these, where interoperability is paramount and they aren't even trying to sell the product. Imagine IE9 suddenly leaping to get SVG support, 100/100 Acid3 compliance, a speed boost from one of those extremely optimized Javascript engine, and much more, with barely even any effort from Microsoft's side, leaving them time to work on completely different features with their source code fork...

I'm sure all this sounds radical and crazy, but the reason MS is still lagging behind some web renderers like this is because they aren't thinking outside the box. While Apple is about to release Safari 4 with a huge speed boost, as is Mozilla with Firefox 3.5 for smooth browsing of heavy sites like Facebook, Microsoft has not even announced any plans to do it. No, these guys just got ready crowbaring old CSS2 standards into it.

C_Guy said,
And this could accomplish what?

Get rid of the bugs? Maybe make it a little faster? Maybe portable so it doesn't require the ridiculously overcomplicated installation procedure that's required to install it now? It's just a browser, but MS makes almost as much of a hassle as installing Office.

You'd have to wait for those drafts in CSS3 that acid3 tests to go final before the IE team will support them fully imo.

I don't see why they'd just on something that very well could change by the time it gets finalized into a standard.

tunafish said,
Acid3 Compliance maybe :)

Atleast they taking this seriously


Acid3 tests things which some people think are nice but are not offical. People asking for Acid3 complience are actually asking for trouble in the future.

GP007 said,
You'd have to wait for those drafts in CSS3 that acid3 tests to go final before the IE team will support them fully imo.

I don't see why they'd just on something that very well could change by the time it gets finalized into a standard.

There are no "Standards" only recommendations. Why do people always get this wrong?

Call it what you will, my point is that the "recommendations" as you put it aren't in a finalized form that every browser maker can agree on and use.

Lots of these acid3 parts are often if not always handled different in the other browsers like FF, opera and safari. It's my understanding that none of the said browsers that score good on Acid 3 handle or look at (w/e you wanna call it) the code the same way.

RichardK said,


There are no "Standards" only recommendations. Why do people always get this wrong?


They are not recommendations. It's a draft for net standards.

The problem is you have a bunch of wannabe page designers screaming to support something that isn't final. It's getting really annoying.

A company for profit is not going to spend time and money supporting something that doesn't even have a full set of tests available go over.

Hell, it wasn't even until recently that the acid2 tests were 90% complete, thanks to Microsoft. No one even mentions that.

I'm not a big Microsoft fan, but give credit where credit is due.

nekrosoft13 said,

and that will make the browser better how?


By supporting more advanced technologies for web services.

It doesn't even matter if some of it is still in a draft stage; Acid3 consists of tons of standards that are way past that as well. SVG support would be one incredibly useful gap for IE to fill. Suddenly, we'd start being able to use vector graphics on the web without resorting to third party plugins.

These are among the things Acid3 tests.

I'd rather have a standard event model, a JavaScript JIT compiler, less COM in the DOM, and complete implementation of mutable DOM prototypes instead of a score of 100% in a "benchmark" that too many people put far too much importance in.