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   RE: XML in .NET - more than just SOAP?

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  • From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
  • To: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 08:20:24 +0200

> From: Joshua Allen [mailto:joshuaa@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 12:38 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: XML in .NET - more than just SOAP?
> Yeah, practically everything uses XML in one way or
> another now; probably to a much greater degree than
> the average person would feel is reasonable.  That
> has been the strategic direction of Microsoft for a
> very long time.  The first mention I remember where
> this strategic direction got "leaked" to the public was
> in fall of 97, reported here:
> http://www.feedmag.com/html/feedline/98.03pesce/98.03pesce_master.html.
> > interoperating with .NET services by exchanging XML
> > "document" data rather
> > than RPC calls with representations of proprietary objects
> > encoded in SOAP,
> That is what biztalk does.  The messages coming in from
> other systems can be synchronous or asynchronous, and
> can use practically any transport you like (MQ-Series,
> whatever).  Also they do not necessarily have to be SOAP,
> since the mapper allows transforms.
> > actual content of Office documents (including spreadsheets,
> Not certain.  Office 2000 generates alot of storage
> for web-based stuff as XML.  I've done alot just
> looking at the XML it creates and playing with it.

Since when is Office 2000 creating XML??? Last time I checked MS Word only
created HTML with some XML island embedded into comments (!!!).


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