Reestablishes the trust.
Recently, Maxthon was accused of cheating its score in the HTML5Test but, as it turns out, it’s not all doom and gloom for the Chinese company.
As explained in their official blog post, they simply released a build that (partially) supports Web GL, ‘Get user media’ and ‘Subtitles’ attributes too quickly and that, as a result, caused quite a backlash.
Here is what they had to say:
Specifically, some have cited our work implementing Web GL, ‘Get user media’ and ‘Subtitles.’ We looked into the work behind that, and here’s what we found: We pushed out code in a build of Mx3 that wasn’t ready to be pushed out. Plain and simple: That code should not have been released. It wasn’t complete.
Unfortunately, as it was implemented, it triggered a positive response from HTML5test.com. Hence the allegation of ‘scamming.’ That was a mistake; and we will fix the code within the week. It was not some effort to manipulate our score on HTML5test.com. It was a result of a development process that can be improved.
Engineers approach their work differently. Some start with an architectural idea of how they want to implement something, and they code toward that end vision. Others jump in, start coding and test until their code works. In this situation, one of our Mx3 engineers was coding, testing against the HTML5test.com and tweaking until it appeared to him that it worked. To put it another way, this was an engineer-error that should have been caught in QA.
That’s it, no conspiracy here, folks.
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