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    Microsoft has alerted consumers that Netscape's latest browser appears to break the XML rendering capabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

    Dave Massy, a senior program 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.

    Microsoft said it is investigating the problem and will work with Netscape to resolve it. It advised a "workaround" of uninstalling Netscape 8 and editing the registry settings.

    One reader of the blog said the rendering problem could be a problem with IE, rather than Netscape. He suggested that such a feature could be useful for Microsoft as it would deter users considering a migration from IE to Netscape.

    But another reader, Chris Beach, came to Microsoft's defense. "Cue endless conspiracy theories about Microsoft's 'dirty tactics.' Honestly, the rubbish you (Microsoft) have to put up with...my heart goes out to you guys. Keep up the good work with IE 7," he said.

    This issue could be another blow to Netscape, which released Netscape 8 only two weeks ago. Just a day after launching Netscape 8 and touting the browser's security features, the company released an update to fix several serious flaws.

    Source:CNET NEWS
    Last edited by Yoga; 05-28-2005 at 07:57 PM.

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    Ok, so you should solve it by getting rid of netscape, they say?

    Hmm, this is just a random thought, but how about uninstalling the browser that doesn't work, instead.

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    It never fuking ends does it ? You update your browser and bang , your a security risk. Probably best to wait a couple weeks before updating something as critical as your browser. Thanks for the heads up yoga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoga
    But another reader, Chris Beach, came to Microsoft's defense. "Cue endless conspiracy theories about Microsoft's 'dirty tactics.'
    well, if the shoe fits........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnnY
    Ok, so you should solve it by getting rid of netscape, they say?

    Hmm, this is just a random thought, but how about uninstalling the browser that doesn't work, instead.
    right on.....

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    i bet Chris Beach's father works at microsoft or something........ lol

    im not one that believes in conspiracy theories, but microsoft has been known to abuse its monopoly position......
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    Netscape advises IE users to uninstall IE

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    Firefox users advise IE and Netscape users to uninstall both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by micolithe
    Firefox users advise IE and Netscape users to uninstall both.
    Heh, true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99%
    Netscape advises IE users to uninstall IE
    most third party browser makers advise to uninstall it....... as do security experts.......

    the only people that advise you to use IE are microsoft, and writers of virii/spyware/browser hijacks
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