Where can I find a breakdown of the difference between web browsers from a developer's prospective?

I always wanted to know what makes IE different than Firefox from Chrome, Opera, etc. Please let me know where I can find this info.

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    Do you mean from the perspective of a web developer, or browser developer? – sblair Jul 22 '10 at 15:17
  • A web developer – Thomas Jul 22 '10 at 15:39

Have a look at this article for some detailed, useful information such as:

  • Image format support
  • Plugins and syndicated content support
  • JavaScript support
  • Operating system support
  • Vulnerabilities

All of this information appears to be kept very current about modern browsers. The article lists some useful information about historical browsers as well.

I imagine that a web developer could find no more informative a comparison without giving up some degree of the breadth afforded by that article.

  • Thanks very much! I was actually just reading this one lol. – Thomas Jul 22 '10 at 15:35

http://quirksmode.org/ has some VERY long tables on CSS, DOM and JS support.

  • In concerns of supporting new HTML5 standards, they have a very detailed comparison at html5test.com – nixda Dec 30 '12 at 0:07

Google's Browser Security Handbook has a comprehensive comparison of popular browsers from a security & development perspective

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