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Friday, December 10, 2010

Another example why we all love IE !!

Besides from the usual frustrations I encounter in my day to day live developing webapplications which SHOULD also work on Internet Explorer, I just found another little reason to drop IE from my support list.

Why? I just had a discussion with my customer explaining that the reason why some stuff failed to work was the trailing space in a @id attribute. Firefox for instance shows the data as it should.. untouched. The customer however was a bit frustrated because when he opened the xml file in IE, he did not see the trailing space so we ended up in a small yes-no discussion ;-)



Lesson learned: Be carefull when debugging issues using Internet Explorer.

Do you really consider this a feature... or is this just one of many bugs?

Robby Pelssers

1 comment:

  1. http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#AVNormalize

    "If the attribute type is not CDATA, then the XML processor MUST further process the normalized attribute value by discarding any leading and trailing space (#x20) characters, and by replacing sequences of space (#x20) characters by a single space (#x20) character."