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   RE: Component Markup Language

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  • From: "Matthew Sergeant (EML)" <Matthew.Sergeant@eml.ericsson.se>
  • To: "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 18:18:59 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mark Birbeck [SMTP:Mark.Birbeck@iedigital.net]
> Great idea. Can I suggest we call it HTML?
> (OK I know I've cracked that one already - it's the end of the week. But
> really, if you want an XML specification for a user interface, surely
> HTML 4.0 is the one to choose. Then you could use a 'cool browser' that
> has an "XML GUI Interpreter" built in - like, well, IE4 and Netscape 4.)
HTML 4 isn't quite up to providing a full GUI, even with the DOM. For
example you can't do menu's. You can't do buttons with images on them (I'm
not talking about images that are buttons), you can't do tabbed dialogs
(well, you can, but it's non-trivial), I'm sure there are other things. Of
course you could add these things into HTML 5, but I don't think it's worth
going down that road.

Perl on Win32, PerlScript, ASP, Database, XML
GCS(GAT) d+ s:+ a-- C++ UL++>UL+++$ P++++$ E- W+++ N++ w--@$ O- M-- !V 
!PS !PE Y+ PGP- t+ 5 R tv+ X++ b+ DI++ D G-- e++ h--->z+++ R+++

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