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   Re: Netscape is running an XML app!

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  • From: "Philippe Le Hégaret" <Philippe.Le_Hegaret@sophia.inria.fr>
  • To: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>, xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 16:05:44 +0100

Dave Winer wrote:
> Yesterday I got an email from Jeff Veen at Wired pointing me to the server
> that Netscape is running its What's Related? application on. This is the
> project they did with Alexa, and it's the back-end for the What's Related?
> feature in Netscape 4.5.
> I had a little time to kill, was looking for a diversion, so I sent a
> message to Netscape's server via script and I was blown away. It's XML! Yes
> it is. And why, oh why, didn't they tell anyone? (Or did I miss something?)
  Sorry but this is not an XML application.

  Netscape doesn't escape the ampersand character in their format :
  <child href="http://info.netscape.com/fwd/rl/http://www.indianoak.com/" name="Indian Oak Resort & Spa"></child>

  See the Rule 10 of the XML specification.

Philippe Le Hegaret
Philippe.Le_Hegaret@sophia.inria.fr -- http://www.inria.fr/koala/plh/
KOALA/DYADE/BULL @ INRIA - Sophia Antipolis

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