WaSP to Microsoft: Nice work, now finish the job!
14:38, 29 Mar 2000 UTC | Edd Dumbill

The Web Standards Project (WaSP) has praised Microsoft for its "thorough implementation" of HTML and CSS1 in the Macintosh version of IE5, but urged them to follow through with XML and DOM.

Jeffrey Zeldman, the leader of the grassroots coalition of Web developers and users, praised IE5 on the Mac, "IE5/Mac offers the highest real-world standards compliance of any browser yet shipped".

The WaSP wasn't so fulsome about XML support, however. Tim Bray commented:

XML 1.0 has been stable since February 1998; it is long past time for browser makers to finish the job of supporting it... Today's browsers, however sophisticated, are still more or less FTP with pictures. The way to change that is to implement XML and the DOM (neither by itself is sufficient), and we're still waiting for that to happen.

Update: The full WaSP press release is now available on Yahoo news.

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