XML Support in IE 4.0

Andrew Layman andrewl at microsoft.com
Mon Oct 6 19:59:14 BST 1997

One of the important advantages of XML is that it separates data from
display. Consequently, other than displaying the raw XML text, there may
be no single display format appropriate for a particular document.
However, one way to display XML data is to use the parser or data source
control shipping with IE4 (see
, though you'll need IE4 to look at the samples, get it at

Another future possibility might be the XMS Style Sheet idea that the
W3C is working on. This is an experimental technology that appears to
have promise.

--Andrew Layman
   AndrewL at microsoft.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jonathan Robie [SMTP:jwrobie at mindspring.com]
> Sent:	Monday, October 06, 1997 10:49 AM
> To:	Andrew Layman
> Cc:	xml-dev
> Subject:	RE: XML Support in IE 4.0
> At 10:40 AM 10/6/97 -0700, Andrew Layman wrote:
> >Internet Explorer 4.0 ships with a high-performance XML parser DLL
> >written in C++ and a parser written in Java. Both parse any
> well-fromed
> >XML. IE4 also ships with an XML data source control (Java) which
> reads
> >XML and binds it into an HTML page. I believe that both Java items
> >include full source code.
> Is there any way to display generic XML using Internet Explorer 4.0?
> If not,
> what are the missing links?
> Jonathan
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