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Question: I am currently using MSXML 3.0, how safe is it to shift to MSXML 4.0? What advantage do I get if I shift to MSXML 4.0?
Asked By: Vishal
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Answer: MSXML 4.0 is a very stable and a lot more improved release. Click here to learn about new things that MSXML 4.0 brings.

However, it is important to mention that:

A.) MSXML 4.0 only supports side-by-side mode and hence you'll not be able to use version independent ProgIDs/GUIDs. See INFO: MSXML 4.0 Specific GUIDs and ProgIDs (Q305019) for more information.

B.) MSXML 4.0 completely removes support for old XSL (working draft) namespace (http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl). It only supports the final release XSLT namespace (http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform).

Wrox Press recently released a book dedicated to MSXML 4.0. Check it out.

To see some of the known problems in MSXML 4.0:

Google groups
BUG: MSXML: NMTOKEN Values with Multiple Colon (:) Characters Are Treated as XML Names (Q313371)


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