> I'm new to this list and I've been trying to wrap my mind around the
> concept of XML and what it can be used for. I work for an
> organization which maintains a large number of job descriptions and
> I thought XML might provide a way for us to exchange data with other
> organizations who also use XML.
Good principle, but it can be useful if the XML files all follow the
same pattern (until such time as XTM or ISO 11179 kicks in to let you
semantically map one company's data elements to another's). I don't
know if the HR business has a Schema or DTD for job descriptions yet,
but it might be worth finding out if they have.
> I'm experimenting with creating an XML job description, using an XSL
> stylesheet to control the formatting. It looks fine in IE5 but the
> stylesheet isn't being applied in Mozilla version .9.
> It was my understanding that Mozilla had XML support. Does anyone use
> Mozilla to view their XML documents? Is there some known issue as to why
> IE5 and Mozilla display XML differently?
IE5 is written by Microsoft. Mozilla is written by the Mozilla team.
They are different browsers, so you cannot expect them to work the
same way :-) Sorry, that's both the cynical version and the facts.
Check first that you're not using the obsolete Microsoft WD-xml
language, which is not XML (see
Last time I looked, Mozilla still used CSS, not XSL, to render its
XML. I haven't had a chance to check out 0.9 yet to see if there is
any XSL support but I didn't see it in the release notes.