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Chapter 1. The State of the Art > Version Headaches

1.2. Version Headaches

As a further complication, there are the inevitable prerelease versions of browsers and standards.

Browser prereleases are sometimes called "preview editions" or "beta" versions. While not officially released, these versions give us a chance to see what new functionality will be available for content display in the next-generation browser. Authors who follow browser releases closely sometimes worry when certain aspects of their current pages fail to work properly in prerelease versions. The fear is that the new version of the browser is going to break a carefully crafted masterpiece that runs flawlessly in released versions of the browser.


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