My Blender 2.28a cant’t load vrml 2.0 file. When I try I’ve got a message ‘Unknown file type, check console’. In 2.25 is all ok.
That’s true! VRML 2.0 import is broken.
A workaround is to read the file with 2.25 and either save the .blend or export it as VRML 1.0 which the current version of blender will read.