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   Re: [xml-dev] The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wa rs!

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> Have at.  But if that means I have to ditch a 
> client that uses a language that gets the work 
> done in a few lines of code vs a thousand, runs 
> fast and is highly reliable over a system that 
> can return 404 and has the highest maintenance 
> costs in the business, no thanks.

As usual, you commercial experience is radically different from mine.  In my 
practice, we save lines of code, development and maintenance dollars by using 
browser-based systems.  Most of our clients need *no* convincing that 
browser-based systems are the way to go, based on ROI of previous experience.

The only point I can grant above is that custom code usually faster than 
browser-based systems, but this advantage is dwarfed in practical and economic 
terms by the disadvantages.

As for "a few lines of code".  Ha.  Please show me "a few lines of code" that 
completely implement any significant enterprise application.  I can handle 
exaggeration, but only to a reasonable extent.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/in
Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807
Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork


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