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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#92 Jesse Berst Says that Communicator Won't Support X

by thelem

Thursday November 11th, 1999 2:32 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 (LINK) 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. Have you ever actually used navigator 4, or come to think of it, _any_ verision of Netscape? I just checked in Netscape 1.22, 2.02, 3.0 and 4.7 and guess what - they all support binary transparency. As for PNG in Mozilla, it is still under construction - if you went to a building site and saw that you could simply walk off the first floor (ie no wall built yet) would you complain? No, you would say, "well, it isn't finished so why should it be there?".

>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. Probably due to bad coding on your part (using non-standard features) or something in Mozilla which isn't finished yet. See the MozillaZine Homepage:

"If you hit a page that doesn't display well or has JavaScript errors in Nav5 (Mozilla) because the page uses MS IE4/5 DOM features, Nav4 Layer DOM features, or the LAYER/ILAYER tag, DON'T FILE A BUG in Bugzilla. Instead, use the below email creation templates to send an email to the page's owner asking them to upgrade the page to support W3C standards."