Re: FW: ] Top Ten Java and XSLT Tips, #5
> In fact there are so many bugs in IE6 I am surprised it was released. The most depressing thing about IE6 is that while they have half heartedly added XSLT support, it does not (unlike IE5.5+MSXML3/replace mode, which was really quite a nice XML browser) have any real support for parsing XML files. If you give an XML file to IE6 it does _not_ use MSXML3 to parse it even though MSXML3 is bundled with the system. In particular it does not accept any characters (or character references) above 2^16. Which means for example that no valid MathML files (or XHTML+MathML files) may be browsed using IE6. IE5.5/MSXML3 accepts them but IE6 reports a fatal error on the DTD as it uses character references to the math characters added in Unicode 3.1. This was an intentional "bug compatibility with IE4" decision as confirmed by Microsft on their msxml newsgroup... Despite the fact that XML was conceived as "SGML for the web" we are told that using a web browser to read XML files is "just wrong". David Microsoft responses you'll find on microsoft.public.xml.msxml-webrelease http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&safe=off&selm=PNrJsjsGBHA.181%40cppssbbsa01.microsoft.com or http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&safe=off&selm=n2xv%24Y6GBHA.181%40cppssbbsa01.microsoft.com _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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