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RE: Bad News on IE6 XML Support
- From: "Christopher R. Maden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 01:26:38 -0700
At 17:25 7-09-2001, Joshua Allen wrote:
>This falls into the category of not breaking stuff that already works.
>The whole "blueberry" debate should have made it apparent that there are
>many, many real people who produce XML that has such characters in it.
>We fixed the XML parser to correctly fail on such characters, but
>unfortunately the IE team does not agree with your assessment that it
>would be a good thing for customers to have us break their existing
This is quite ironic. The well-formedness fatal error provisions are in
the XML Recommendation at the explicit request of the Microsoft and
Netscape representatives, to prevent precisely this situation.
Christopher R. Maden, Principal Consultant, HMM Consulting Int'l, Inc.
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