The Phantom of the Opera
Actually I already knew about this a couple of weeks ago, but it now seems that the cat is officially out of the bag (the real question is: which cruel person put the cat in the bag in the first place and why, but I digress).
Now Opera is not a bad browser. It has some good points:
- First major browser to implement tabbed browsing.
- Very good alternate style-sheet / user style-sheet support.
- Pop-up blocking.
- Support for integrity checked (auth-int) digest authentication (I mention this since I've been playing around with HTTP Authentication quite a bit lately and not even Mozilla supports integrity checking yet, let alone IE).
- Pretty good standards support (version 7 introduced support for a lot of "missing" features).
Plus it seems that the team are quite dedicated to standards compliance.
It is not, however, without its faults:
<script>elements in XHTML (affects the blockquote cite script that I'm using).
- It can't cope with Voidwars...
...specifically, its support of the
overflow CSS property seems to be flawed and it's completely screwing up the formatting of various other elements also. I'm pretty sure these problems aren't the fault of Voidwars' code (though it is possible - I will admit it's not the best written HTML in existence), but it would be nice to see it work.
Given this, and the number of other documented bugs in Opera's standards support I reckon that Hixie working for them is a very good thing indeed. ☺