Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 RRS feed

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  • The Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 release provides standards-conformant implementations of:

    XML 1.0 (DOM & SAX2 APIs)
    XML Schema (XSD) 1.0
    XPath 1.0
    XSLT 1.0

    In addition, it offers client and server-safe components for XML over HTTP. MSXML6 is also the first version of MSXML to provide a 64-bit redistributable package.

    MSXML6 has made significant improvements over previous versions of MSXML in the following areas:

    Reliability - MSXML6 has addressed a significant number of stability issues particularly in resource-constrained scenarios.
    Security – MSXML6 uses the principle of “off-by-default” to make loading XML data from anonymous or untrusted sources more secure. This may mean that upgrades from MSXML3 and MSXML4 will need to re-configure the MSXML6 components using SetProperty and/or SetFeature as appropriate.
    W3C Conformance and System.Xml 2.0 Compatibility – MSXML6 has gone through extensive testing and a number of issues have been addressed to improve W3C conformance and System.Xml 2.0 compatibility particularly in terms of the XML Schema 1.0 Recommendation.



    Sunday, March 11, 2007 12:35 PM