Browser makers Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla, along with software consultancies Bocoup and Igalia, have agreed to work together to make web design technologies perform in a more consistent way across different platforms.
The group has created a benchmark called Interop 2022 to assess how a handful of web standards get implemented by different vendors, with an eye toward ironing out differences. The idea is that web applications should look and behave the same way across different devices and operating systems. At the moment, that's not the case, to the chagrin of web developers who still wrestle with browser inconsistencies.
"For the first time ever, all major browser vendors, and other stakeholders, have come together to solve the top browsers compatibility issues identified by web developers," said Rachel Andrew, Philip Jägenstedt, and Robert Nyman from Google, in a blog post on Thursday.