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

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>I think you are post-fixing 
> web architecture and conflating HTTP/REST and web browser 
> or Mosaic design skipping right over MIME.

I don't understand this.  First of all, what does MIME have to do with 
anything?  Also, since when was a browser HTML only?  Have you forgotten how 
MS was pushing IE as the information applicance of the future?  The 
integration into the file management widgets?  The word view plug ins and all 
that?  How about Java applets?  How about data islands, VML and all that?

It seems you're the one missing history.  The browser was hasn't been an 
HTML-only proposition since Netscape and Microsoft took over.  It you're using 
Mosaic as your benchmark of what a browser has always been to users and 
developers, I think you're setting up a gigantic straw man, and I, for one, am 
not following you there.

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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