[xsl] Re: Does anyone know how to make IE less useless for XSLT developement?

Subject: [xsl] Re: Does anyone know how to make IE less useless for XSLT developement?
From: "Terence Kearns" <terence.kearns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 16:12:24 +1100
I realise the issue would most probably have somthing to do with
mapping content data to a cname - thereby "dynamically" defining
schema - which does sound a bit naughty. However, why would 3 other
processors do it if it was such a sin?

On 22/02/06, Terence Kearns <terence.kearns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> OK, for anyone interested, I eventually traced down the problem.
> Internet Explorer (MSXML) cannot handle the following template. And
> now I have another question.
> <xsl:template match="HtmlAttribute">
>    <xsl:attribute name="@name"><xsl:value-of
> </xsl:template>
> So is this a bug in MSXML?
> I have run this through 3 other processors and none of them complained
> about the above template. See the error IE gives in my original post
> below.
> BTW. to uncover this, I had to poke and prod with NUMEROUS commenting
> outs to track down the problem. OK, this is normal for a developer
> (sometimes), but IE is a huge pain because it does not read the
> stylesheet changes unless you exit all instances of IE and start it up
> again. I had to do this each time I commented something out to test
> it. Furthermore, it STILL says "the XML source is unavailable for
> viewing". As far as I am concerned, this is a REAL WORLD issue and
> weighs heavily against IE in the XML/XSLT development stakes if one
> wants to evaluate and compare browser platforms - I don't care how
> inferior Transformiix is supposed to be under certain conditions, at
> least I don't have to restart Mozilla for every single code change.
> Anyway, I think the code above has shown MSXML to have a bug when
> Transformiix does not. So it's 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.
> They both have shortcomings. One allows you to develop with it - in
> business time speeds.
> I'm not sure how I'm gonna work around this bug. I need this functionality
> On 10/02/06, Terence Kearns <terence.kearns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Unfortunately there are still some traditionalists out there who
> > insist on using IE. So far, my web application is only working in
> > Firefox. I load it up in IE, and I just get a lame error with no line
> > number and "the source is unavailable". Honestly, I don't know how
> > people put up with developing apps exclusively under IE. It's like
> > having both arms and legs chopped off once you've developed with FF.
> > IE says "This name may not contain the '@' character: -->@<--name
> > Error occurred during compilation of included or imported sty..."
> > My server-side transform processor doesn't compain about any errors
> > either so I'm assuming it's not just FF being lenient. I don't want to
> > transform server-side unless I absolutely have to.
> >
> > Surely there must be some sort of extension that you can get for IE
> > that allows you to debug with it.

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