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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 17:29:10 -0400

After reporting on IE5/Mac's XML features

I'm a bit mystified to hear some odd rumors:
(from www.macintouch.com)
>Two MacInTouch sources offered more confirmation of Microsoft's
>dissolution of the Mac OS Internet Explorer team 
>  [Source 1] "I have friends who worked on the IE5 team.
>  Despite the protestations of the MS PR flack [see
>  yesterday's report], the team has in fact been broken up,
>  there are no plans for future Mac versions of IE, and many
>  team members are looking for new jobs, both inside and
>  outside MS." 
>  [Source 2] "[The PR statement posted yesterday] directly
>  contradicts what I've heard, but gosh, Microsoft would
>  never deliberately prevaricate (unless it was something like
>  faking a video demo in courtroom testimony), would they?"

Also: http://www.macintouch.com/newsrecent.shtml   WebTV?

I've been recommending IE5/Mac lately to Macintosh developers wanting to
use XML - this would have a definite (chilling) effect on such

Simon St.Laurent
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Building XML Applications
Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical
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