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Apple release Safari 3.1

18 mars 2008


Apple today introduced Safari 3.1, the world’s fastest web browser for Mac and Windows PCs. Safari loads web pages 1.9 times faster than IE 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2. Safari also runs JavaScript up to six times faster than other browsers, and is the first browser to support the latest innovative web standards needed to deliver the next generation of highly interactive Web 2.0 experiences. Safari 3.1 is available immediately as a free download at for both Mac OS X and Windows.

“Safari 3.1 for Mac and Windows is blazingly fast, easy to use and features an elegant user interface,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “And best of all, Safari supports the latest audio, video and animation standards for an industry-leading Web 2.0 experience.”

The incredible performance of Safari, combined with its elegant user interface, lets users spend more time surfing the web and less time waiting for pages to load. Safari features an intuitive browsing experience with drag-and-drop bookmarks, easy-to-organize tabs, an integrated Find that shows the number of matches in a page and a built-in RSS reader to quickly scan the latest news and information.

Safari 3.1 is the first browser to support the new video and audio tags in HTML 5 and the first to support CSS Animations. Safari also supports CSS Web Fonts, giving designers limitless choices of fonts to create stunning new web sites.

The new release includes features (and many more):

  • JavaScript performance improvements

  • Standards: Adds support for CSS 3 web fonts

  • Standards: Adds support for CSS transforms and transitions

  • Standards: Adds support for HTML 5 <video> and <audio> elements

  • Standards: Adds support for offline storage for Web applications in SQL databases

  • Standards: Adds support for SVG images in <img> elements and CSS images

  • Standards: Adds support for SVG advanced text

  • Developers: Adds option in Safari preferences to turn on the new Develop menu which contains various web development features

  • Developers: Allows access to Web Inspector

  • Developers: Allows access to Network Timeline

  • Developers: Allows editing CSS in the Web Inspector

  • Developers: Allows custom user agent string

  • Developers: Improves snippet editor

  • There are also nice user features like double-clicking a link to open in a new window, trackpad gestures, and caps lock view on a password field.


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