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   RE: [xml-dev] What is XHTML 2.0 for?

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Nor a zero-footprint install.  And if what follows 
as applications are XML wall-to-wall, they won't 
be exactly small either.   As I said, we tried this
with the MID.   As the client application becomes 
complex, the file sizes become staggering and that is 
just for the basic widgets.  Anything going on inside 
the window (and that is most of the app) still has 
to be built, but assuming n-tier, that is server 
side or middleware.

Of course the issue here is that a browser client 
of that size and capability begins to take over 
the operating system.  That is precisely what 
the open source groups want (Revenge of the 
Ghost of Netscape) and what MS and other 
platform vendors have to consider going forward.

It will be fun to see someone try to build MS Word 
and Excel in SVG/XForms.


From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:dareo@microsoft.com]

A browser-platform that understands [X]HTML/XForms/SVG/etc is not exactly what I'd call a thin client. ;)  


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