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<note>In deference to Tim, I shifted the topic.</note>

True statement, Daniel.

How much trust can I afford?  How much can I not afford?
There are reasons for VPNs and the use of non-COTS technology. 

Web services has a problem, a very big problem and Daniel 
is pointing directly at it:  the buggedness of the means.

Ok, Microsoft.  You have the dominant browser.  One of 
your competitors just stepped into the poop.  What say 
you about the buggedness or buggability of IE?  What 
about the rest of the framework?

BTW: This topic started showing up in CALS discussions 
about the same time as HTML browsers, so someone somewhere 
has had to explain it away before.  


From: Daniel Veillard [mailto:veillard@redhat.com]

On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 01:02:45PM -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> I don't need luck.  Just Microsoft.  The price is 
> good, the maintenance is fair.  But it is a lot 
> easier to maintain then a system for which I must 
> inspect all the source all the time.

  Right, you know it's bugged and you can't fix it,
nor get it fixed quickly if you need so.

  It's time I exit this thread.


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