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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#91 IE's Polluted XML

by Anon

Thursday November 11th, 1999 1:35 PM

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> IE's XML does not support namespaces properly.

That was probably intentional, just like the lack of version support for DLL's.

Since Microsoft's XML definitions will not co-exist nicely with others, it will force everyone to just accept Microsoft's XML as the defacto standard.