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   IE 5.5 broken still

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  • From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 19:16:26 +0800

Downloading IE5.5 and running against the Chinese test suite at 
I see it still is broken: the tests in the second table "Well-formed
Stylesheet, no DOCTYPE declaration, no namespace" are the ones affected
when I tried it today (Chinese Win98).

When using a CSS stylesheet with XML, it still converts  &lt;?xxx?&gt; 
to a PI which it then strips out.  

IE 5.5 gets Big5 and GB2312 and UTF-8 handling correctly still. (On that
issue, I need to make some test up to handle switching between Big5 and
UTF-8 files at the same site.)

This is a problem that MS has known for more than a year: I had an email
with one of their engineers.  It is slack to get delimiting wrong, and
slacker to do it as a matter of policy. 

Come on Microsoft, get it right.  The message we get is not "oh we are
looking after the problems that customers report rather than niceties"
(which no-one believes) but "we do not have a craftsmanlike attitude to
making our products correct".  

If my data has &lt;? in it, I don't want it to disappear from view.  

Rick Jelliffe


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