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Re: The relentless march of abstraction (fwd)

I agree with Don and Tim here.

Especially if there's a server on the user's machine, reading XML feeds,
doing a lot of churning, and generating HTML that any 4.0-level browser can

<plugAndTease>I happen to be using such a piece of software and it works
very nicely, and distributes the load off centralized servers, and also is
on the SOAP and XML-RPC network at the same time.</plugAndTease>

There is a model that works. Who needs to wait for the browser world to
harmonize. It could take a long time.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 11:57 PM
Subject: RE: The relentless march of abstraction (fwd)

> > >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
> I am with Tim here.  Client-side XML has not failed.  It will rise
> again when next generation of browsers start to surface, client-side
> XML will play a key role.  I am not talking about some future version
> of IE or Navigator.
> Best,
> Don
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