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   RE: [xml-dev] DOM support in IE vs. NS

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> From: Ken Sall [mailto:kensall@comcast.net]
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 7:22 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Cc: plh@w3.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] DOM support in IE vs. NS
> Philippe Le Hégaret, DOM Activity Lead, has provided a page to test user
> agent DOM support [1]. I tested Netscape 7.0 and Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
> and was a bit surprised at the results.
> NS supports DOM Level 2 except for 3 areas:
> - UIEvents: basic user interface events
> - MutationEvents: events for mutations in a DOM tree
> - Traversal: Alternative traversal methods of a DOM tree
> However, IE 6 fails all DOM Level 2 support tests. According to the test
> page, this *could* mean IE doesn't really implement a DOM module even

AFAIK, MSXML only supports the DOM level 1 methods *plus* a few extension
methods (such as createNode()) that enable it to basically support
namespaces. However, most DOM Level 2 methods (such as createElementNS) are

> it claims to. Anyone from Microsoft care to explain these results?

Microsoft doesn't seem to be care, I guess they're planning to abandon the
DOM API (in favor of the newer .NET APIs).


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