Re: [xsl] msxml. how to distribute it?

Subject: Re: [xsl] msxml. how to distribute it?
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 21:54:23 GMT
> 1.    what if, the other users with ie5.0 come to my page and they dont have
> msxml2 v3.0 installed.
see the msxml install docs. You can, if you wish place an object in your
page so that people will be offered an automatic cab install of msxml3
if you wish (although that doesn't do a replace mode install, so you
have to use scripting to access the new parser)

Otherwise forget about msxml3/replacemode which was never really a
supported install mechanism for production machines, just view 
XSLT functionality as an IE6 feature. As such you could treat it like
the new features in IE5, initially treat with care  and warn potential
readers they nead the latest and greatest version. (See recent thread
for discussion of how long "initially" is in this context)

This is no worse (in fact its better) than all those pages out there
that are full of microsoft specific code unreadable on any browser that
conforms to any known spec. At least if you have an XSLT styled XML file
someone using a non XSLT enabled browser can grab the files and run the
stylesheet on the command line, if they're interested. It isn't just
proprietary undocumented markup that might mean anything at all.

But having said that, what we do currently is serve html:-)


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