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   MSXML3SP3 vs illegal characters

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over a year ago ([1]), Jonathan Marsh wrote:

> OK, here is the current plan of record for us to address the two
> important conformance issues that have been raised:
> Q) IE rejects characters above 0x10000.
> A) This is just plain bug, and we are going to fix this.
> Q) IE doesn't crash on control characters.
> A) We are planning to still allow these to be displayed, but flag them as
>    "not well-formed" using Julian's or a similar style sheet, so that the
>    user knows there is a problem.
> The soonest we could have this fix available would be the MSXML SP3
> release (SP2 already shipped with IE6 and Windows XP).  So SP3 is the SP
> currently in development.  I can't give a definite date for SP3, and
> there is always the possibility that natural disaster or something else
> could change plans.  These are the standard "God-willing" disclaimers,
> though; we are committed to doing both of these things.

I note that after installing MSXML3SP3, IE6 continues to display XML files
with illegal characters without any warning.


[1] <http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200109/msg00368.html>

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