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- From: David Brownell <db@Eng.Sun.COM>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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