Jesse Berst Says that Communicator Won't Support XML!!!

Wednesday November 10th, 1999

Joel Caris writes in with the latest Berst burst of wisdom. Jesse Berst's new article at ZDNet's AnchorDesk is filled with such pearls as, "It now expects to ship beta of the 5.0 version of its browser suite next month... [a]nd without support for key Web technologies such as XML that IT managers and Web developers can get from IE."

Damn. And I was under the impression that the entire Mozilla application required XML to power its user-interface, and that it's XML support throughout the application was unparalleled. Silly me.

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#34 Berst's on Bill's Payroll

by Anon

Wednesday November 10th, 1999 1:38 PM

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Guys what do you expect of Mr. Berst? He's on Bill payroll, so it's obvious that he's going to enjoy stashing his smooth talkin' on loads of (let's call them) un-truths.

I've seen this behaviour from the guy ever since I fell for his "Berst Alert" email thing. He's not worth the time reading his email. He's biased, he sways around from arguement to arguement like a weather vane in a gale.

If one week somebody points out that he's gone too far in one direction, then he'll promptly write something to counter it. So don't be surprised to hear some apologetic talk in the near future.

On my part I have unsubscribed from his column. I could not bear the quasi-zealous fervour with which he enjoyed bashing anything Netscape did and lauding the praises of his Lord and Mentor Bill.

Excuse my candor, but I never really like the guy.