Talk:Browser speed test
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Article needs some serious fixing
There are many serious problems with this article:
- No inline citations
- No mention of testing the speed of browsers at loading pages or starting up
- The page states that Acid3 does not test speed, but it does
It looks like this page is one person's opinion about what browser speed tests are, and it contains many obvious inaccuracies. Perhaps the page should be scrapped? Or can it be salvaged? -- Schapel (talk) 13:46, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
- This page should more accurately be called "Browser performance test" or "Web browser performance benchmarks".
- Acid3 does have a performance component, as you've noted.
- None of the platform-specific tests are in fact platform-specific, and can be used in any capable browser. There's an unnecessary distinction here between benchmarks created by browser vendors and those created by third parties.
- No mention of Dromaeo.
Article says "During Developer Summit in June 2012, Microsoft demonstrated Internet Explorer Mobile 10 out-performing the Galaxy S III, HTC One S, and iPhone 4S on iOS 6 Beta." - which apparently is taken directly from a *slide* in referenced link. The comparison makes no sense: it doesn't mention what device or even CPU MSIE ran on and looks more like marketing than fact, which has no place on Wikipedia. (as of 28 June 2012)
- I agree. I removed the comparison of a browser (on unspecified phone) to phone models (with unspecified browsers) with a non WP:RS / primary per talk page concerns - presumably the stock browsers but without being explicit this is bogus. This is also outdated with Chrome available on Android, so the comparison is more of a (unspecified phone/unspecified browser) comparison which is bogus in itself, but more so on a browser speed test article. I saved here:
" During Developer Summit in June 2012, Microsoft demonstrated Internet Explorer Mobile 10 out-performing the Galaxy S III, HTC One S, and iPhone 4S on iOS 6 Beta." Widefox; talk 12:11, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
This better than that?
I really think that sentences like "This browser in july 2011 performed 1.7 times better than that other browser" should be removed from the text of ALL the page. This is either a generic page on the methodology and algorithms used for testing, so no results at all should be included, or it could become a place where the scoring of all different browsers for the various tests are listed (and that's a too heavy work to do, in my opinion), but "this is better than that" is really just SPAM! I removed them myself (one on Chrome and one on ie10).