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Builder.com: Make XML Data Islands Work in Mozilla

May 19, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edmond Woychowsky)

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"Recently, I wrote an article on the virtues of XML data islands and, although the article was well received, a number of readers pointed out that XML data islands work only with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Because of this platform limitation and possibly because data islands were developed by Microsoft, XML data islands are doomed to remain on the nonstandard tool pile for now. Thankfully, this exile should last only until another browser can handle XML data islands. So, armed with a copy of Mozilla, a good knowledge of JavaScript, and a real loose grip on reality, I decided to take matters into my own hands and provide a way for Mozilla to process XML data islands.

"Because of time constraints, I decided to limit the scope to the following features of data islands, which cover about 95 percent of the current uses...."

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