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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#37 Trial is far from over.
Wednesday November 10th, 1999 2:36 PM
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You are incorrect regarding Microsoft's ability to appeal Justice Jackson's finding of facts and law. Let's get this clear, Justice Jackson has *not* ruled on the Microsoft case. He has simply stated what he feels are the facts and the impact of those facts of law based the presentations made by the government and Microsoft. Those findings can only be appealed to the Supreme Court, and represent the foundation upon which the final ruling will be made. It is extremely rare for the Supreme Court to examine a finding of facts and law. Put simply, there is no viable appeal strategy in their anti-trust case.
So, the trial may not be over, but then, there is no realistic avenue for appeal. If the rumours are correct, the Justice Department won't accept a settlement that does not breakup Microsoft, and based on the findings from Justice Jackson, I think he will break them up.