Re: Updated XSL support in IE5?
At 00/02/22 09:52 -0500, John E. Simpson wrote:
At 09:02 AM 2/22/2000 -0500, G. Ken Holman wrote:
When I need to debug what IE5 is doing with a given script, I use the
MSXSL diagnostic environment I have described on our web site (under the
resources link) and in the last module of the free download preview
excerpt of our book (under the commercial training materials link).
Ken, does the IE5 debugger that you've worked up work with the new
(preview) release as well as IE5.0?
Yes, it does. That was how I determined that just a simple install of
MSXML wasn't sufficient because I was still getting the old results ...
once I ran the initialization code and reran my tests I realized the new
environment was being engaged.
In fact, I'm still having sufficient IE5 problems that I'm only using this
diagnostic environment to examine what the new DLL provides.
This little environment has turned out to be useful for people who are
simultaneously generating a static HTML site and a dynamic IE5 site: prior
to using this they were using XT for the static pages and IE5 for the
dynamic pages and were having to write two totally separate XSLT
stylesheets. Now, they only write IE5 stylesheets and use this stand-alone
environment to utilize the same stylesheets in producing the static HTML
... now with one set of stylesheets they have equally rendered results for
both static and dynamic users.
This was a benefit of the environment that was unexpected for me. The only
drawback I see is that they stopped using W3C XSLT and focused on IE5 XSLT
supporting the archaic constructs and syntax, but the did end up with the
consistency they were looking for.
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