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Opera 11.6 delivers better HTML5

7 December 2011 885 views No Comment

What does dominance smell like? Not Internet Explorer. At the other end of the spectrum sits Opera, which is the embodiment of the underdog with measures of laggard and innovator all mixed together in an all-in-one web + email client.

“We’ve redesigned everything from the inside out, starting with a brand-new HTML engine,” says Opera’s Anna Rohleder. “More websites will work better and load faster in Opera – even secure sites using SSL technology.”

The current iteration of the Norwegian browser that does, Opera 11.6 (change log), comes to market with new and improved features, including:

Kodak Store• Opera Presto 2.10 rendering engine
• Opera Mail with a redesigned user interface
• Featherweight address field with star menu
• Improved HTML5 support
— audio and video tags, HTML5 parser, HTML5 microdata
• Improved XML, CSS3, CSS4, SVG support

For those of you keeping score at home, Opera’s mo’ better HTML5 support claim is borne out in the numbers. Whereas version 11.5 tallied 268, this latest release posts a respectable 297 points, which is on par with iOS yet well off the numbers delivered by the big three — Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Get your very own copy of Opera 11.6 here.

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