The guys at AOL must be wishing they'd let Netscape 8 cook a little longer... According to reports, it appears that their new baby, apart form having to have an almost immediate security update
, breaks XML in IE:
Microsoft has alerted users that Netscape's latest browser appears to break the XML rendering capabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Dave Massy, a senior programme manager for IE, warned users in a blog posting that after installing Netscape 8, IE will render XML files as a blank page, including XML files that have an XSLT transformation.
Microsoft did not make clear what versions of IE were affected, but a user of the DeveloperDex forum said he experienced the problem on version 6 of IE, which had been patched with Windows Service Pack 2. The forum user, known as cybarber, said this issue has put him off using Netscape.
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The moral of the story? Just use FireFox and IE, and leave the dual format browser alone for the meantime.
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