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2/18/2002 11:38:41 AM, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Do you really think the average office worker knows what the
><!DOCTYPE at the top of an HTML file is for? I don't. OTOH,
>they don't code them.
OK, I got carried away with the "average office worker" and
HTML ... but I do think that lots of non-nerds learn enough
HTML to tweak their homepages or weblogs, and simply ignore
(and don't touch) the stuff they don't understand.
I see my 9 year old doing it to tweak postings on a kids
website (neopets.com), FWIW, without any prompting or
explanation from me.
Likewise with URIs; I can more easily imagine an "average"
person accessing a Web service by tweaking a big ugly URL
and putting the result in a frame or a table or formatted with
CSS than I can imagine them buying VS.NET, installing some
out when they must use XML-RPC and when they must use SOAP, etc.
Anyway, I offer this as only "the only scenario under which RPC
could decisively lose", not a prediction that it will happen.