[ANN] Kludgey workarounds for IE and Netscape

Andrew Bunner bunner at massquantities.com
Wed Sep 9 08:14:03 BST 1998

>>   Some of you may have already found that you can't include <,>,&,'
>> or ...

>The transformation part of XSL is intended to produce well-formed XML.

  If that was the design then it's working exactly as planned. The
difference is, I'm approaching this from the stand point of how can I use
XSL now to simplify web design and you've probably got a longer term view.

  By your (perfectly valid) definition, the major 4th generation browsers
are broken. I think we can both agree that they'll be in use for quite some
time, though. My goal is to produce files that are broken-browser-readable :)

>Please stop referring to this as an XSL hack-up
>instead of a broken-browser workaround, and suggesting that XSL has
>grossly overlooked something because of this problem.

  I apologize if I sounded insulting--I was probably frustrated when I
wrote my last message. I meant to leave open the possibility that there
exists a good reason for this design decision.

  I question the relative importance of insisting that generated documents
be well-formed. Perhaps I don't have a full understanding of what good
things come from this.

-- Andrew

   Andrew Bunner
   President, Founder Mass Quantities, Inc.
   Professional Supplements for the Perfect Physique

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