Microsoft XML Parser Technology Preview
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 23:34:54 -0800 From: David Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: ANN: MSXML Tech Preview update
An updated version of the Microsoft XML Parser Technology Preview was released today and can be downloaded from http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/webtechnology/xml/msxml.asp. Highlights of this release include increased support for XSLT (support for named templates and HTML and Text Output Method), complete XPath support and bug fixes (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/xml/general/msxml_buglist.asp).
In addition, we've released two add-on utilities for Internet Explorer 5
that make it easier to validate documents in the browser and to view the
output of an XSLT transform. You can
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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 01:36:55 -0800 From: Andrew Kimball <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Microsoft XSL and Conformance
I'm Andy Kimball, the Microsoft XSL developer. After today's "nested template abomination" discussion, I had a couple of comments. First, Microsoft is committed to delivering a conformant XSLT processor. If you don't believe "Microsoft", then at least believe me. I'm writing the thing. I've often gritted my teeth and implemented some feature that I thought was inelegant, less than useful, or arbitrarily limited, just to be compliant. As I receive feedback from the XSL community, I've been surprised at how vocal and passionate people are about conformance (of course, people also want performance, scalability, and usability without any trade-offs, and they want it yesterday--unrealistic, but understandable). Now, I may not be able to cross every tiny 't', and dot every insignificant 'i', but I will make a good-faith effort to implement according to the 1.0 spec. If you find conformance problems that concern you, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
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