The developers of Safari, Chrome and Firefox have joined forces to make Speedometer 3, the next generation of web browsers.
All three businesses will have a chance to weigh in on a benchmark that compares the compatibility of their apps with modern web technologies.
Mozilla stated in a tweet that a benchmark developed by multiple web companies will lead to a “shared understanding of what matters.” This is deemed crucial for coordinating with standards bodies for web developers, groups developing code-interpretation engines, and companies developing browsers based on those engines.
Unlike some past benchmarks, Speedometer 3 is being started as a cross-industry collaborative effort.— Mozilla Developer 👩🏾💻 (@mozhacks) December 15, 2022
Building this will be hard work, and working together gives us a chance to build the best version to help make the Web faster for years to come. https://t.co/lZyegpIAeW
According to Apple’s WebKit Twitter account, “working together will help us further improve the benchmark and improve browser performance for our users.”
Finally, the WebKit from Safari will be compared to Blink from Chrome, and the V8 engine from Google will be compared to Mozilla’s SpiderMonkey, all with the help of the benchmark.
On the other hand, Google said in a Twitter thread that the three companies have agreed on rules that will stop them from manipulating the results.
The governance policy lays out the rules and procedures that must be followed, including the fact that any changes that aren’t minor will need to be approved by the other partners and won’t be implemented if strong objections are raised.