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Re: The relentless march of abstraction (fwd)

At 11:41 AM 27/02/01 -0500, David Megginson wrote:

>I think that client-side XML failed simply because it didn't fill a
>big enough real need (HTML 4 is close enough)

I have a problem with your verb tense.  The web is still too slow.
Fatter pipes aren't going to help.  The only way to make it fast
is to do some of the work on the (severely underemployed, these
days) client, and the only way to do that is to send some useful
data there to get chewed on.  So I think client-side XML just
hasn't got going yet.  To say it had failed, it would be 
necessary for it to have been tried. -Tim