Open source PR and Loading XML

IRC log: How open source projects can improve their PR
Saturday, NewsForge editor Robin "Roblimo" Miller hosted an IRC chat aimed at helping open source projects do better and more effective PR. This is the (lightly edited) log of that chat.

Loading XML into Gecko-based browsers
Mention client-side XML to a group of Web developers and the majority of them will think of Microsoft Internet Explorer and either MSXML2 or MSXML3. But when it comes to client-side XML support there is an alternate to MSXML, namely Gecko. Just because nobody is in your face touting the XML support features of Mozilla and Netscape doesn't mean that the support doesn't exist. In fact, Gecko supports XML, XSLT, XPath, XMLHTTP, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and MathML. The only real lack in Gecko's XML support is how few people know about it, but I intend to remedy that with my big mouth.

April 27, 2004 11:08 AM | Posted in Mozilla


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As long as SVG is not enabled in official builds, this article sounds a bit palliated. At the moment, webmasters have to assume, that Gecko browsers don't support SVG.

Comment by daniel. at April 27, 2004 02:32 PM | Permalink

Daniel: SVG is currecly supported in Gecko, if you have SVG plugin enabled...

(I never saw a SVG-enabled website, which doesn't made to demostrate SVG.)

Comment by Tomer Cohen at April 27, 2004 08:51 PM | Permalink

Is the plugin delivered with the standard builds? I have it, but I thought it came with the system (OS X).

If it is delivered, I was wrong. If not, you still can't assume that Mozilla users are able to view SVG.

Comment by daniel. at April 28, 2004 11:33 AM | Permalink

Just don't understand why SVG is STILL not enabled in Mozilla/Firefox... I've tried SVG-enabled Mozilla and it works pretty well, isn't it?

Just because Mozilla haven't implemented all spec of SVG?


Site icon Comment by minghong at May 16, 2004 03:28 PM | Permalink

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