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   New Generation Browsers (Was: XDocs and XForms?)

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In a message dated 16/10/2002 23:59:05 GMT Daylight Time, clbullar@ingr.com writes:

Starting development from the assumption
that one develops for the web by developing
for the HTML browser could easily become an
obsolete assumption.  No, the browser is
still there, but not for everything.  It
becomes training wheels for scriptkiddies.


I would certainly hope that intelligent people at Microsoft and elsewhere have already turned their mind to the *how* of moving beyond present generation (primarily HTML) browsers.

Ironically, by making HTML browsers free Microsoft killed browser innovation for a significant period. In fact, with Microsoft's revenue situation it may already be stifling innovation at MS too.

I guess that XHTML 2.0 is one migration strategy, albeit one which may or may not succeed.

The installed base of HTML code/markup is, potentially, a huge lead weight in this area. Surely we need an approach that will handle both "old generation" and "new generation"  (multi-namespace XML??) Web pages (or equivalent).

The lead weight of existing HTML pages provides an inertia to innovation that wasn't present, say, 10 years ago.

Andrew Watt


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