Apple releases Safari 3.1

Apple on Tuesday released a new version of its Safari Web browser for Mac and Windows operating systems.

Web developers will certainly appreciate some of Safari’s new features. Safari 3.1 adds support for the new video and audio tags in HTML 5 and now supports CSS Animations. Apple says Safari is the first browser to support these features. Safari also supports CSS Web Fonts.

Touting its speed against competing browsers, Apple says Safari loads web pages 1.9 times faster than IE 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2. Safari also runs JavaScript up to six times faster than other browsers, the company said.

Safari 3.1 is available for free download from Apple’s Web site.

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