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    Phoronix: It's Now Your Turn To Benchmark The Web Browser

    It's now time for you to benchmark your web-browser. The test is simple, just takes a few moments, and will affect your browsing experience at Phoronix.com. The long-awaited SVG-driven result graphs, tables, and other media will soon be rolled out, so make sure it works for your system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTg0Ng

  • #2
    I can confirm the text alignment problems with Opera, though I'm using a somewhat outdated version at the moment.

    If you can't/don't fix it or work around the problem, at least file a bug report with them: https://bugs.opera.com/wizarddesktop/

    Thanks.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by illissius View Post
      I can confirm the text alignment problems with Opera, though I'm using a somewhat outdated version at the moment.

      If you can't/don't fix it or work around the problem, at least file a bug report with them: https://bugs.opera.com/wizarddesktop/

      Thanks.
      I think someone filed a bug report with them quite a while ago when an Opera user discovered it when running the Phoronix Test Suite locally. The text-alignment attribute works correctly in every other SVG browser except Opera, so I don't think I am going to mess around with trying to come up with an Opera-specific workaround at the moment when it's only ~1% of my traffic.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Okay. They might give it a higher priority if they know it's live on the web all over Phoronix. (Not that Phoronix is the biggest site ever, but it's considerably less niche than running the PTS locally.) (I only suggested you file the bug, rather than I, because presumably you know the technical details better than I do, as I know none of them.)

        If nothing else I'd say blacklisting Opera as well and getting PNGs is preferable to ugly and difficult-to-read SVGs.

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        • #5
          It appears that firefox treats the svgs as IFRAMEs, which leads to trouble when clicking any link from inside the SVG. This could be prevented by including the SVG code directly in your html.

          Using javascript to output the <object> tag is fundamentally broken. javascript vs. noscript doesn't check whether the browser supports svg. The object tag is defined to treat anything inside the tag as a fallback, thus the proper way would be to do:
          <object type="image/svg+xml" data="....svg">
          <img src="....png" />
          </object>

          When hovering over one graph, you could display relative performance to the hovered graph on the other graphs (like "+23%" or "-13%").


          If you're going for SVG + JS, it would be useful to allow different groupings of results in multi-way-tables. The default may be
          Code:
          System1 Test1
          System1 Test2
          System2 Test1
          System2 Test2
          and I'd like to be able to switch to
          Code:
          System1 Test1
          System2 Test1
          System1 Test2
          System2 Test2
          Re-ordering based on the selected test could be useful as well, i.e. "order the systems by Test1's results".

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          • #6
            With Chrome all the embedded graphs show up as png, but when I right click and select open image in new tab, it works fine as svg.

            Browser User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/535.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/13.0.782.215 Safari/535.1

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rohcQaH View Post
              Using javascript to output the <object> tag is fundamentally broken. javascript vs. noscript doesn't check whether the browser supports svg.
              The browser support detection is done in PHP on OpenBenchmarking.org.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                The android devs have irritatingly not supported svg in the browser (at least up to and including gingerbread) to save some absurdly small amount of ram.

                As expected the SVGs don't render correctly on my phone.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sreyan View Post
                  The android devs have irritatingly not supported svg in the browser (at least up to and including gingerbread) to save some absurdly small amount of ram.

                  As expected the SVGs don't render correctly on my phone.
                  Can you post your HTTP user agent string? Then I will have it serve PNG.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    All show up ok except one that shows scroll bars:


                    UA is (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0), and theme is Oxygen-gtk (default kubuntu theme for GTK apps).

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                    • #11
                      yeah with opera 11.50 the stuff is little off

                      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28788188/Scr....org-Opera.png

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                      • #12
                        Firefox 6 and Chromium 13

                        Hey ! Very nice feature, I've been waiting for long svg to conquer the web, it's nice you do one of the first steps

                        Interesting also to see my browsers behave quite differently:

                        About firefox [Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0] :

                        http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.ph...983firefox.png
                        It seems to work fine about displaying the svg correctly, however as I use to scale webpages up to my screen width (1920px) it seems to struggles with svg scaling and shows scrollbars, refreshing the page just clears out the bars ! Nasty bug...
                        Besides that firefox does not seem comfy with svg and is quite laggy about loading and up-down scaling the page.

                        About chromium [Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/535.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu/10.10 Chromium/13.0.782.215 Chrome/13.0.782.215 Safari/535.1]:

                        http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.ph...34chromium.png
                        First thing ... whoa it's fast ! I rarely notice chromium fastness except in javascript benchmarks, but there it's noticeably faster than firefox.
                        Buut, bitmaps in svg don't show up. I went through the same conclusion using other bitmap stuffed svg with chromium outputted from Inkscape.
                        However it would be nicer to use a vector version of the pts logo
                        Bitmaps are dead, hurray for vectors !

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                        • #13
                          I get exactly same result, as [Knuckles]. All renders perfectly, except tiny H/V scrollbars at AMD HD6000 Gallium/Catalyst table. If this is a bug.

                          (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0); Calculate Linux 11.06 (gentoo) using 275.09.07 nvidia binary.

                          /edit: of course, it is a bug.
                          If I resize the screen several times (Ctrl+"+") forth and then restore the size (Ctrl +"0") bars around that test disappear.

                          Scrolling speed is fairly high, regardless of zoom level.
                          Last edited by crazycheese; 08-29-2011, 12:09 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Givrix View Post
                            refreshing the page just clears out the bars ! Nasty bug...
                            My mistake, scrollbars vanish when doing zoom-in zoom-out, not refresh.

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                            • #15
                              Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0

                              All seems to work well. Zooming in and out doesn't seem to have any scroll bar problems here.

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