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Re: XML support in browsers?

  • From: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
  • To: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 19:02:29 -0400

Re:  XML support in browsers?

On Jun 5, 2009, at 6:41 PM, Liam Quin wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 04:01:38PM -0400, Robert Koberg wrote:
>> I wish it weren't so, believe me. But follow some javascript oriented
>> lists. Look for support for XSL in the popular (even unpopular) JS
>> libraries.
> It's true that the javaScript interfaces to XSLT are sucky.  I
> think this an area W3C (i.e. us) should have standardised.
> This doesn't mean no-one is using XSL.  The popular JS libraries
> don't support PNG or JPEG images either - try asking for the
> number of unique colours in the image, or a histogram, or even
> the actual image dimensions - but it would be crazy to assumes this
> means that images are not used on the Web.

I would not consider this a valid comparison.

> The biggest change recently was that Opera 8 and later support
> client-side XSLT.

not completely. No document function, which is kind of a biggie.

> One does have still to support server-side
> translation for things like the google Web crawler, and maybe mobile
> devices.  Netscape Navigator, IE, Mozilla, all supported it for years.
> So I think we may see increased uptake.

I hope you are right...


> Liam
> -- 
> Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
> http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/ * http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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