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Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft Hypes Up XUL As The Greatest Expiriment Since Adam And Eve

Gerald Bauer wrote:

  Well, my point was that Microsoft doesn't care about
standards and blissfully ignores CSS and reinvents the
wheel to take full control.

Full control over building Windows GUI apps? :)
Come on, then they wouldn't make it XMLish. I believe that's different issue. First of all it's completely along the line of existing practice of XML design in MSFT, recall WordML as notable example.
AFAIK XAML is supposed to be generated/transformed/interpreted/compiled into binary representation or IL code. From this point of view defining presentation in CSS syntax seems to be unreasonable as both generating CSS and transforming it is troublesome with the tool everyone is thinking about - XSLT 1.0. XSL-FO approach seems to be much better.
Unfortunately they didn't make another step forward - to move presentation attributes into a different namespace, just like OpenOffice XML does.
Oleg Tkachenko
Multiconn Technologies, Israel

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