Re: Microsoft's response to XML.com article
Jun Fujisawa wrote: > > On MSDN site, I found an article posted which addresses some > of the issues raised by the David Brownell's XML.com review. > > <http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/general/msxmlconform.asp> I've got to say my initial reaction was "so, why not just fix the bugs?". But then, I know what it's like to be part of an organization with a lead time of well over a year to fix a bug in the next OS release. It's a major downside of bundling. > The article states that "you will see much better than 87 or > 88 percent of XML files exchanged between Msxml.dll and > other parsers actually achieve interoperability". Depends on whether they use "Microsoft XML extensions", or standard XML features that aren't supported. Those all get zero interop. Those documents with illegal control characters ... zero interop with any XML processor that conforms to the specification. Those documents using name characters that MSXML dislikes ... zero interop with MSXML. Just like those documents with DTDs that don't make namespace declarations immutable. I don't know where that implication came from, that only a max of 88% of the interchanged XML files will interoperate. I never said, or implied, any such thing. > Any comments? I'm still comparing that response to the original article, so I'll have some more comments later. - Dave xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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