Weekend Discussion

Friday June 30th, 2000

The weekend discussion returns, with a simple question:

What's your impression of Mozilla's status at this point? Progressing nicely? Faltering? Are you using Mozilla? If not, what needs to be changed before you start using it full time? Try to be specific, and offer constructive criticism and advice. It would be nice if the Mozilla developers could gather some useful information from the discussion. If you haven't tried out a recent nightly build, take one for a spin before you comment.

#4 XSLT, XLink and maybe SVG

by msergeant

Friday June 30th, 2000 9:08 AM

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Mozilla needs to get XSLT into the next milestone, and definitely into Netscape's public release. I was at XML DevCon this week (I gave a couple of talks there), and an awful lot of people are asking when mozilla is going to get XSLT support (I gave my presentations on Mozilla - I think I was the only one doing that).

So definitely XSLT support - its really vital to be able to compete with MSIE on this level (and when I say compete, I really just mean to be able to offer the same content to both MSIE and Mozilla - and yes I'm well aware of the MSIE XSLT problems).

SVG is just a nice-to-have. I'm sure it will be available as a plugin very quickly anyway (Adobe's Netscape plugin doesn't work AFAIK). I'd like to be able to do my presentations in SVG rather than HTML because it scales so much better (you never know what resolution the conference's projectors are going to be able to cope with).

Having said all that, I'm using Mozilla every day now. But the developers I know (Hard core XML developers) want to see XSLT badly. I'd also like to see XLink as its an incredibly cool technology (although not a w3c recommendation yet).