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RE: MSXML3SP3 vs illegal characters

  • To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@g...>,"XML DEV" <xml-dev@l...>
  • Subject: RE: MSXML3SP3 vs illegal characters
  • From: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@m...>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 14:49:53 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcJt+eFWnH3xkeZfS1uR85ndr0EVxwAUN1xw
  • Thread-topic: MSXML3SP3 vs illegal characters

of ie6 illegal
Actually, I'm the one who made the promise to have that fixed.  We had
the fix checked in and preliminary tested about a year ago, and were
just waiting for the right ship vehicle (MSXML4 would not have worked
since IE only uses MSXML3).  I am checking now to see

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@g...]
> Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 5:04 AM
> To: XML DEV
>
> Hi,
>
> over a year ago ([1]), Jonathan Marsh wrote:
>
> > OK, here is the current plan of record for us to address the two
> > important conformance issues that have been raised:
> >
> > Q) IE rejects characters above 0x10000.
> > A) This is just plain bug, and we are going to fix this.
> >
> > Q) IE doesn't crash on control characters.
> > A) We are planning to still allow these to be displayed, but flag
them
> as
> >    "not well-formed" using Julian's or a similar style sheet, so
that
> the
> >    user knows there is a problem.
> >
> > The soonest we could have this fix available would be the MSXML SP3
> > release (SP2 already shipped with IE6 and Windows XP).  So SP3 is
the SP
> > currently in development.  I can't give a definite date for SP3, and
> > there is always the possibility that natural disaster or something
else
> > could change plans.  These are the standard "God-willing"
disclaimers,
> > though; we are committed to doing both of these things.
>
> I note that after installing MSXML3SP3, IE6 continues to display XML
files
> with illegal characters without any warning.
>
> Julian
>
> [1] <http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200109/msg00368.html>
>
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