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Mozilla's XML Support Compared to Other Browsers

Tuesday May 9th, 2000

Simon St. Laurent has a new browser comparison chart at XML.com which compares the extent of XML support in the latest browsers. Mozilla compares very favorably, supporting more features on the chart than the other browsers. XSLT support is not there yet, but it's coming, thanks to the great work of Mozilla's volunteeer developers.


#1 This is very impressive (n/t)

by gwalla <gwalla@despammed.com>

Tuesday May 9th, 2000 6:04 PM

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n/t

#2 XML w/o style sheet--

by Waldo

Tuesday May 9th, 2000 7:11 PM

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Question-- why does Mozilla display stylesheetless XML as inline text rather than try to present it structured?

I'm not too clueful about XML, but I've tried to view raw xml w/o a stylesheet before and it just came out as a blast of text (no linefeeds or anythign, as i recall) with the tags stripped out.

How does IE structure the output? Does it show the tags and nesting or something? Or is there a default stylesheet that it uses for unknown elements?

Just curious. I suppose I could just download 5.0 for mac and look, but hey, we've got all these experienced web designers, so I may actually get some comments/info/enlightenment with the answer :)

W

#3 Re: XML w/o style sheet--

by edd <edd@xmlhack.com>

Wednesday May 10th, 2000 1:08 AM

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I believe IE does it via a default XSLT stylesheet that is set up to do basic syntax coloring of the XML document. If Moz got XSLT, then it would be able to have a similar default display.

#4 IE... XSLT

by leafdigital

Wednesday May 10th, 2000 9:39 AM

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IE renders XML as a standard collapsible Windows-like tree control. (I believe this is done with a default XSLT-ish stylesheet.)

Though this is a useful feature, it's strictly developers-only: any useful XML page will have to specify its display.

(I do hope XSLT doesn't make it into Mozilla. Ugh. Gimme XML+CSS any day. :)

--sam

#5 XSLT's usefulness (offtopic)

by lunatic <lunatic@e-net.co.kr>

Friday May 12th, 2000 1:40 AM

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I'm a developer, and I don't wanna code in XSLT too. Yes, it's ugly. But following the recent debate regarding XSLT's uselessness, I figured that XSLT could be benefitial to nondevelopers.

HTML is cute, but many fancier documents are authored and rendered through Acrobats today. I think XSL + XSLT could replace PDF's (and other proprietary technologies also) with the aid of proper authoring tools. And it would be even nicer if XSL- and XSLT-enabled Mozilla suit could do that.

#6 OFFTOPIC: JAVA support

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Friday May 12th, 2000 1:48 PM

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Seems that IBM will have JVMs for Windows, AIX, OS/2, Linux, OS/390 and OS/400.

<http://www.crn.com/search…splay.asp?ArticleID=16549>

Is someone from IBM working with Mozilla to get the OJI plugins for individual platforms working with Mozilla where Moz is available?

#7 OFFTOPIC: JAVA support

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Friday May 12th, 2000 1:48 PM

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Seems that IBM will have JVMs for Windows, AIX, OS/2, Linux, OS/390 and OS/400.

<http://www.crn.com/search…splay.asp?ArticleID=16549>

Is someone from IBM working with Mozilla to get the OJI plugins for individual platforms working with Mozilla where Moz is available?

#8 eXtended XML Browser Chart

by slm

Monday May 15th, 2000 8:20 AM

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the chart is good, but not good enough. For my extented XML Browser Chart see HTML version: <http://home.germany.net/1…-o/xml-browser-chart.html> XML version : <http://home.germany.net/1…n-o/xml-browser-chart.xml> This chart honors: new XLink since Mozilla M15 (post-NS6PR1), XHTML1 namespace in M15 (post-NS6PR1), CSS3 namespace aware selectors (Mozilla/Opera), and some other issues.