It's for rendering XML files.
Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) is the native (Win32) API for high-performance XML-based applications that adhere to the XML 1.0 standard. Core services that MSXML provides include:
- The Document Object Model (DOM), a standard library of application programming interfaces (APIs) for accessing XML documents.
- The Simple API for XML (SAX), a programmatic alternative to DOM-based processing.
- XMLHttpRequest and ServerXMLHTTPRequest for implementing AJAX and REST'ful service-oriented applications.
- The ability to issue XPath 1.0 queries over DOM documents and transform XML with XSLT 1.0.
- Support for the XSD 1.0 specification with the XmlSchemaCache.
- The Schema Object Model (SOM), an additional set of APIs for accessing XML Schema documents programmatically that was introduced in MSXML 4.0 and later.
So it's perfectly normal. Assuming you can understand a word of that, which I can't...LOL
Thanks for this, Ex_Brit.
Unfortunately it's all Greek to me as well...
Should I update this program anyway?
If Windows Update is offering it I would.
Windows Update doesn't seem to be offering this; only Secunia PSI thinks it needs updating, so I wasn't sure about whether I should go ahead with it or not.
If that software says it needs it then I would say OK.
Good luck ;-) FYI I have MSXML installed on one of my rigs, so it's normal.
Thanks again for the info,
I've just noticed Secunia's displaying 5 other XML Core updates, but when I press "click to update" nothing happens. If I click the first one on the list I just get the Windows Update window, which tells me I'm already up to date. Is it all right to "ignore" these 5, or should I try to download them manually?
I would say so. Really you should be asking a Windows help forum though.