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Re: Bad News on IE6 XML Support

* Robin Berjon wrote:
>On Saturday 08 September 2001 03:27, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>> * Roger L. Costello wrote:
>> >> At first glance, CSS support for XML does not seem to
>> >> be significantly improved. For instance, display:
>> >> table is still not supported.
>> Who cares? If I want tables, I use XHTML.
>Well, it's part of the CSS spec, so why not implement it (especially when you 
>already have good table rendering support). Plus, I really would like to be 
>able to style any XML with CSS in the browser.

Assuming, your "any XML" is structured in a way you can make use of CSS
to present it (i.e. document-centric linear structure, no superfluous
data, proper nesting of elements, etc.) you gain nothing but avoiding
transformation to XHTML (what'd be quite easy, since your "any XML" and
XHTML are supposed to have a very similar structure) but lose
accessability, portability, interoperability and compatibility. A domain
where these four bilities don't matter would certainly be an intranet,
not the WWW. Web browsers are clients for the WWW, aren't they?
The web needs a lingua franca to work, use it!
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