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   Re: [xml-dev] My ongoing linking, browser support dillema

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rcxau@yahoo.com.au wrote:

> I have an XML document embedded into a HTML table using 'Data Islands' 
> (see http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_data_island.asp) If i try to 
> include a link in the XML source it simply won't display in the 
> browser (i have used namespaces[XLINK, HTML], DTD's they don't work. 
> I'm trying XSLT now. THe others simply don't display

XML Data Islands are proprietary Microsoft technology, and will only 
work in IE. IE does not support XLink. IE does not seem to support 
XHTML. I would be surprised if XSLT transformation in the XML data 
island would give you what you want.

My suggestion to you would be to have your page in HTML, and use the 
"XMLHttpRequest" object to get and post XML data between the server and 
client without reloading the page. You need to do more work compared to 
the data island approach (you will actually need to get the data, and 
create table cells and content yourself), but at least it would work in 
IE and Mozilla based products, including Netscape 7.0. There are links 
to examples etc. from here: http://www.mozilla.org/xmlextras/

  Heikki Toivonen


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