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   Re: XML and IE5 beta PR2

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  • From: Jon.Bosak@eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 20:13:06 -0800

[Simon North:]

| For anyone who hasn't noticed, the preview 2 release of IE5 was put 
| on the public servers yesterday (it had been placed there last Friday 
| but was pulled shortly afterwards). Today, Microsoft appear to have 
| put updated documentation on the SBN web pages. 
| The new release doesn't seem to support the style part of XSL, only 
| the transformation part [...]

It's my impression that Microsoft sees XSL simply as a way to do tag
transformation and that their strategy for XML display is to use XSL
to transform XML tags to HTML tags.  This means, of course, that you
will not be able to use Microsoft tools that support XSL to do any
formatting more complex than what can be expressed using HTML+CSS.

I would be delighted to learn that I have gotten the wrong impression
about this.  If anyone finds out something that contradicts this
assessment, such as a public statement of support for formatting
objects or Microsoft software that supports formatting objects, please
let me know.


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