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   RE: IE 5.5 broken still

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  • From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
  • To: 'Rick JELLIFFE' <ricko@geotempo.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 22:36:07 -0700

I just ran through the tests on my machine and
it seems to be working OK.  My laptop is Chinese
Win2000 Advanced with MSXML May.  I am probably
doing something wrong with the test?  Can you
help me get a repro?  If I can repro the bug I'll
make sure it gets submitted to the bug database.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick JELLIFFE [mailto:ricko@geotempo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 4:16 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: IE 5.5 broken still
> Downloading IE5.5 and running against the Chinese test suite at 
>   http://www.ascc.net/xml/test/en/utf-8/index.html
> I see it still is broken: the tests in the second table "Well-formed
> XML,
> 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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