The Web Standards Project (WaSP) has released Acid3, a test to detect any shortcomings in the implementation of established standards in web browsers.

WaSP said by ensuring their products pass the Acid3 test, software developers can expect web pages to display and function correctly in users’ browsers.

Acid3 will test specifications for Web 2.0 and reveal potential faults in public ECMAScript 262 and W3C Document Object Model 2 standards implementations.

WaSP said Acid3 has already detected flaws in a number of browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, while conducting a series of 100 mini tests.

The news comes just in time for Microsoft’s IE8 Beta1 release for developers. The browser has passed the Acid2 test.