Alex Hecht writes:
we landed bug 155578. Do check it's
This landing fixes a bunch of common issues:
- HTML output method really generates HTML now, and not XHTML.
This should fix bugs that go along casing of element names (like CSS
Due to severe technical issues we will *not* support document.write
during the transformation, though.
- We have a new js interface to XSLT now.
for details. I hope to update the project page with samples soon.
The interface is different to IE's transformNode, but using the new
interface and js prototypes, one should be able to fake it.
And yes, this interface does support parameters.
No, the interface is not frozen, and it will at least be extended.
We still support the old transformDocument method, but we dropped
support for the observer (which nobody seemed to use anyway).
- We did some significant architecture changes, which will make
extensions to output methods or the js interface a lot simpler.
The interfaces for js and content got separated, which gives us more
freedom and more stability to web developers.
Some changes to content landed as well, that should fix the xhtml:script
issues we had.
Please test your pages.
Axel, Jonas and Peter (in alphabetical order, we all worked on this)
New test builds are available for win32 - read bug 155417
for the location and instructions. The developers would
welcome assistance getting this feature working on other platforms.
- Phoenix version 0.4, "Oceano", is planned for release this week
- mozilla can now build with Visual C++ 7.0/.net
- XML prettyprinting finished off and turned on by default (bug
- Spellchecking is in the process of being reviewed, hopefully
finished by the end of the week
- New layout components in bugzilla (bug 160347)
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