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RE: Client-side XSLT. Re: Bad News on IE6 XML Support
- From: Max Dunn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: 'Paul Tchistopolskii' <email@example.com>,'xml-dev' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 16:02:22 -0700
> So could *you* please tell me when I we can start
> counting? I mean is *current* client-XSLT mature
> enough to be called a 'technology' ?
Start counting with the release of IE 6. Two components: specification
(there for some time), widely available, relatively spec-conformant
implementation (available with IE 6).
> You can not say : "it is a technology" and in the
> next sentence say : "well, it is a preview , so
> don't compare it to the other technologies".
I was simply saying that the default "XSLT" with IE 5 was not XSLT.
It is confusing because there is implementation in the sense of
something that *can* work (MSXML 3) and there is implementation in terms
of what Microsoft is spewing out on a massive scale at a given time.
XSLT as a specification has been available for some time. A client-side
implementation has been available for some time to programmers. But an
average person downloading IE 5 or 5.5 would know nothing about it.
Finally, with IE 6, there is a *relatively* usable implementation (sadly
worse than what was available to programmers with IE 5/MSXML 3) being
distributed on a wide scale to everybody.