RE: [xsl] Re: Microsoft XML

Subject: RE: [xsl] Re: Microsoft XML
From: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 10:42:09 -0700
Kurt Cagle wrote:
>MS lacks XML support in a few areas, however:

I am glad that you pointed out that MSXML parser is a model of
conformance for XML 1.0 and XSLT 1.0.  The rest of the things you
mention are neither XML 1.0 nor XSLT 1.0, so are not exactly relevant to
the uninformed comments in the O'Reilly book.

I'm of course aware that there are plenty of other specs besides XML 1.0
and XSLT 1.0 that people complain about regarding Microsoft's support
(Kerberos would be another), and I am sure there are plenty of people on
other lists who would be happy to debate the merits and demerits of
Microsoft's support in these areas.

(I'll agree that XLink is on-topic for this list, but I would only point
out that it is a separate spec, and just because Microsoft hasn't
implemented it doesn't mean we are inventing our own version.  It's hard
to argue that a non-existent implementation is non-conforming.)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Beddow" <mbnospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: Microsoft XML

> On Wednesday, August 15, 2001 3:10 PM
> Mark Galbreath wrote:
> > Admittedly, I am new to XML/XSL; this is from Brett
> > McLaughlin's "Java and XML," (O'Reilly 2000):
> >
> > "The Microsoft parser has been intentionally left out of this list;
> > from all appearances, Microsoft does not now or in the future
> > intend to conform to W3C standards.  Instead, Microsoft seems
> > to be developing their own flavor of XML.  We have seen this
> > careful if you are forced to use Microsoft's parser" (p.
> 24).
> Well, O'Reilly believes in freedom of speech and allows authors to
> rubbish like this, provided the technical content is accurate.
> McLaughlin's book is excellent on his core topics, but like some
> denizens of this list, he seems to be a knee-jerk Microsoft hater.
> this ludicrous claim.
> Michael
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