Mac JS

Posted by: on Mar 4, 2004 | No Comments

Alex King did some Javascript performance tests on a variety of Mac browsers: Apple’s Safari, the Gecko-based Camino and Firefox, and the now-defunct Microsoft Internet Explorer. 24fun’s Javascript Speed Tests were used.

Camino came out on top. I’m not terribly surprised by this, as it’s Gecko wrapped in Cocoa for Mac OS X. Firefox was a bit behind, presumably XUL getting in the way, but more surprising was the performance of Safari: just plain dismal. (Safari is based on KHTML, not Gecko.)

Totals are as follows:

Camino 0.7 19.130
Firefox 0.8 42.020
IE 5.2 67.220
Safari 1.2 132.800