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   RE: [xml-dev] ECMA Standardizes C#

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Good.  So all is not darkness and Orcs 
waiting in the bushes to strike.

Despite all the whining and other expressive 
thoughts, we actually are a lot further ahead 
these days in interoperability, scalability, 
and portable long lived data than we were 
ten years ago.  Maybe that is the one good 
thing about living through CALS, HyTime, 
image-based hypermedia, and the early word 
procesors:  we do have a measure of how much 
this has all improved.

Two favs in the MS toolkit are the 
SAX writer and reader tools.   Hiding the 
syntax nasties helps sell the API.  Showing 
those to our developers is how I got them 
to finally consider DOM alternatives.  So, 
some en*thrall*ment ain't always a bad thing.
Too much and we lose the very thing we got 
into markup for:  platform independence of 
information.  Too little and we lose the 
developers who would like to get to dinner 
before it gets cold.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]

At 11:12 AM 11/01/02 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>All that aside, do you think the CLR notion has 
>the technical merit that it deserves a second 

Looks good to me, & most people I talk to, including
James Clark.  In fact the API is not very much different
from the standard Java classes, which despite our whining 
are actually not too bad by & large. -Tim


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