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Re: Bad News on IE6 XML Support
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: "Christopher R. Maden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 11:22:26 -0400
At 01:36 AM 9/8/2001 -0700, Christopher R. Maden wrote:
>At 22:51 7-09-2001, XML Everywhere wrote:
>>What are you smoking?
>>XSLT is great. Just don't do it on the client.
>>Transform your XML on the server.
>So XML Everywhere Except The Browser, then?
No, CSS works quite nicely for XML in browsers - Mozilla is a nice example,
Opera's not too much further off (if they fixed Unicode support, anyway!)
IE is a long ways further off, and probably the main blockage for such
There are work-arounds for the things the CSS folks haven't reached, like
image inclusions, and progress on some other areas - XForms, or just
workarounds for using HTML forms - that are the remaining barriers.
We aren't that far from having XML+CSS representing a step up from
(X)HTML+CSS. There's just one browser standing largely in the way. I've
been told a few times that it's because their object model knows too much
HTML, and a re-factoring would take too much effort. (That's the polite
way of expressing it, anyway.)
XSLT is useful, but I can't see myself telling graphic designers at WEB2001
(where I presented yesterday) that they _have_ to learn XSLT to get XML
information to a browser. These aren't the people I want throwing rotten
tomatoes at me.
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