Re: XML support in browsers?
Elliotte Harold wrote: > On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:02 AM, Michael Kay<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> That seems a little unfair. Microsoft introduced an implementation with a >> pretty high level of conformance quite soon after the XSLT standard came >> out. > > Microsoft made a perhaps well-intentioned mistake of implementing a > beta version of the XSLT 1.0 spec and shipping it in IE 4. They then > made then horrendous decisions to continue supporting the incompatible > beta version for years, and to stop all development on conformant > versions. They have continued to prioritize conformance to old, buggy > versions of Microsoft products over conformance to the actual > specifications. > ... I think your recollection is incorrect. XSLT 1.0 support (yes, the right one) has been there since IE 5.5 (with separate MSXML install), and has been shipping by default since IE 6.0. Firefox and Opera followed *much* later. > ... BR, Julian
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