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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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#50 PNG

by hubick <chris@hubick.com>

Wednesday November 10th, 1999 8:41 PM

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Jesse Berst is the journalistic equivalent of Jerry Springer.

PNG support...whatever...Nav 4 doesnt even support binary transparency (when did we get that for GIF?), which is still broken in Mozilla under certain color depths <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13627> but works fine in IE 5. I agree with the fact that PNG is the often overlooked standard badly in need of _full_ (read alpha transparency) support in Mozilla.

I just want my relatively simple homepage to display properly, and the bottom line for me right now is that IE5 does it, and Mozilla doesn't.