Security tests added to Browserscope
Today, the first new test suite for Browserscope was launched: Security.
Browserscope is an open source project for measuring browser capabilities. It’s a resource for users and developers to see which features are or are not supported by any particular browser. All of the data is crowdsourced, making the results more immediate, diverse, and representative. Browserscope launched in September (see my blog post) with tests for network performance, CSS selectors, rich text edit controls, and Acid3.
The new security tests in Browserscope were developed by Adam Barth from UC Berkeley, and Collin Jackson and Mustafa Acer from Carnegie Mellon University. It’s exciting to have these experts become Browserscope contributors. The tests cover such areas as postMessage API, JSON.parse API, httpOnly cookie attribute, and cross-origin capability leaks. See the Security about page to read about all the tests.
So far we’ve collected over 30,000 test results from 580 different browsers. Want to see how your browser compares? Just click on this button to add your browser’s results to Browserscope.