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RE: Bad News on IE6 XML Support

Thanks Heikki for the corrections and information.

Sticking to the facts is appreciated.

Best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Heikki Toivonen [mailto:heikki@netscape.com] 
> Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 3:59 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: Bad News on IE6 XML Support
> Joshua Allen wrote:
> >>http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform
> >>namespace. This is about two years too late, but
> >>
> >
> >As opposed to Netscape, which still does not ship with XSLT support, 
> >and even the Mozilla tool (last time I checked) which does 
> allow XSLT 
> >to be used does *not* support any form of CSS?  At least IE has been 
> >capable
> >
> Actually, Netscape 6.1 does ship with XSLT support. There are some 
> quirks, but I believe these are pointed out in the release notes. 
> Embedded CSS is not supported in the document generated by XSLT 
> processing, but the workaround is to use external stylesheets.
> I am pretty sure Netscape 6.1 has better support for CSS than 
> any other 
> browser out there.
> >>Microsoft still labors under the illusion that there
> >>is a MIME media type text/xsl. IE does not recognize
> >>the actual MIME types text/xml and
> >>application/xml+xslt as identifying XSL stylesheets.
> >>
> >
> >As 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xsl-editors/1999JulSep/001
>shows, this was in the spec not long before it was released.  People 
>needed *some* way to associate a transform with an XML document, and 
>this was the best we could do at that time.  In fact, it is the best 
>that anyone has ever done, as far as I can tell.  Again, last I checked

>the only other browser that even supported this (the unsupported plugin

>for Mozilla), was quite happy to accept text/xsl as well.  I have
One of the reason text/xsl is supported in Mozilla and NS 6.1 is because

that is what works with Microsoft products

I believe support for the other mime types is going to be added soon but

is not yet in Mozilla or NS 6.1.

  Heikki Toivonen

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