What’s the best reference for historical browser support/element compatibility of HTML specifications?

Specifically, I’m looking for browser versions that first gave basic support to HTML elements, in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

The Mozilla Developer Network is a good resource; however, basic browser support of many elements in this resource are listed as ‘yes’ instead of the first known compatible browser versions. Example: The bottom ‘Browser compatibility’ table of the summary for the (Bold) element.

Other resources conflict on first supporting browser versions for various elements, and, don’t list references either. Example: Blooberry.com, an ancient (!) and popular resource, lists the B element as being first supported by IE in version 1. Aptana.com, however, lists IE 2.0 as its first version supporting .

3 Responses to What’s the best reference for historical browser support/element compatibility of HTML specifications?

  1. Anas R. says:

    Do you mean something like this: http://caniuse.com?
    But unfortunately, it seems like it doesn’t cover the early versions.

    • Matthew Edward says:

      Yes, something like caniuse.com, but which covers all HTML elements (not just HTML5), back to the earliest browser versions.

  2. Karl Dubost says:

    For Opera the best resource will be http://www.opera.com/docs/specs/

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