Re: MSXML Parser V3.0 released

Subject: Re: MSXML Parser V3.0 released
From: Michel CASABIANCA <casa@xxxxxx>
Date: 15 Mar 2000 20:53:29 +0100

Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx> writes:
> >The new version of the MS parser, MSXML3.DLL, is now available:
> >The XSLT/XPath implementation within the latest parser is greater than 90
> percent compliant...
> and it looks as if it will soon be 110% compliant judging from the
> following...
> The xsl:apply-templates element may itself contain xsl:template elements, in
> which case these templates are tested before templates defined elsewhere.
> These templates are only available within the xsl:apply-templates and are
> not visible from outside. This mechanism allows the definition of locally
> scoped templates.
> Depressing to see that you can design a language with so many hooks for
> vendor extensibility and they still do their own thing!

I may seem pessimistic, but I'm afraid they are trying to do with
XML the same they did with Java : to stick developers to IE with
incompatible extensions. But may be I am just paranoid...

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