RE: Microsoft's take on XSL

Subject: RE: Microsoft's take on XSL
From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 14:24:12 +0000 (GMT)
Julian Reschke writes:
 > on a similar question in microsoft.public.xml, I got:
is it my imagination, or is this pure blather?

 > > XSL syntax and interpretation issue.  There are also subtle things in the
 > > XML language and in the DOM that will unlikely be fully compatible -- this
 > > is due to ambiguity in the w3c specs and the fact that true 100%
 > > cross-platform compatibility is never achievable anyway.

what *are* they talking about? can someone sympathetic to them explain 
what the "ambiguities" in XML might be?

 > > The migration story for XSL is that we will continue to support the IE5.0
 > > XSL namespace with the IE5 behavior and then we will also support the new
 > > XSLT namespace with the XSLT defined behavior.  Arn't namespaces wonderful

and this.  my style sheet says


so my things start "<xsl:", just like Microsoft's do. are they saying
that instead I will do


??? I could understand it if they said i could do


and then write


but presumably they *don't* mean that.

Can anyone offer a realistic way they might be going to dig themselves 
out of the hole they dug by implementing a draft recommendation in a
production tool?


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