Re: MSXML abominations happening for a reason (was Re: MSXML
Seth Ladd wrote: > Until web designers or web engineers understand the benefits of > creating a decoupled solution with XML/XSLT they won't clamor for fully > functional tools. Sure, the MSXML thing is terrible, but is anyone going > to use it anyway? Maybe Microsoft's job shouldn't just be to release > fully comformant tools, but to also educate and promote the new > technologies? Personally I'm so far down that track I've written rants about it and curse the coder any time I see a single HTML tag buried in real code. ASP is of course the worst for this, but I haven't seen PERL or even servlets behaving any better in general. BUT when it comes to getting results, the MS object is by far the easiest. I've installed Cocoon, XML::DOM, JParse ... plus n other hacks. Then I had to wade through trial & error to get any result, then I had to get my head around servlet zones, threads, implimentations, namespaces, WC3 Transformation declarations etc etc etc. I blamed myself for mucking the syntax for hours until I found that a certain call in the WC3 Rec (which I've now read fully several times) wasn't actually supported by the parser I was using... Arrg. With IE5 it's install & go. Take an example & modify it, stop worrying about the implimentation & get on with fine tuning the CONTENT. The server-side asp object is just as easy if not more so to impliment, and produces browser-safe XML-based pages. While I'd love to push for standards all the way, I reckon that there (currently) is as much discrepancy out there between any of the competing parsers as there is between th MS one and <Your favorite here> I fear propriatary extension as much as anyone, but will they actually get USED unless there was a need for them in the first place? It works. Don't knock it. .dan. (Actually a dedicated PERL hacker, definately not affiliated with M$) -- :====================:====================: : Dan Morrison : The Web Limited : :====================:====================: : http://here.is/dan : http://web.co.nz : : dman@xxxxxxxx : danm@xxxxxxxxx : : 04 384 1472 : 04 495 8250 : : 021 115 7339 : : :.........................................: : Every morning is the dawn of a new error: :.........................................: XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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