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   Re: It's time for practical XML!

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  • From: David Brownell <db@Eng.Sun.COM>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 08:58:55 -0700

Paul Prescod wrote:
> James Robertson wrote:
> >
> > * rock-solid XML parsers for every platform
> >   under the sun, especially business development
> >   tools like: Visual Basic, Delphi, Powerbuilder,
> >   etc.
> It would be foolhardy for anyone to make a commercial parser when
> Microsoft already has promised that one will ship as a COM object with
> every version of Windows and Internet Explorer.

And that one's not "commercial"?  Hmm ... what about all the
operating systems that Microsoft doesn't monopolize?  I hope
you're not saying they will never want XML support!

I suspect you really meant to say that core XML infrastructure
(parser, DOM, etc) was not an area where application developers
would ever want to spend big bucks.  I think that's true.  But
folk will still need rock-solid, and 100% conformant, parsers
along with such tool support.

- Dave

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