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

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I heard Microsoft Office is going to store data as XML (or already is??)..
I guess storing as XML is less bulkier than storing as word or ppt???
trying to correct old mistakes..??

best regards, murali.

On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, Michael Champion wrote:

> On Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003, at 09:23 America/Detroit, Bullard, Claude L
> (Len) wrote:
> > co.
> >
> > It is the performance of the mush of different XML
> > languages and objects that would make me wince.  One
> > has to ask, why do this in XML at all.
> >
> I've been wondering that myself.  Isn't the whole point of XML
> portability (or interoperability) across platforms, at the price of
> "bloated" data and "inefficient" performance?  That's usually a good
> tradeoff, but not if you stay in a proprietary box.
> I guess it lets MS leverage all the other XML stuff they do, basically
> to support "interoperability" across the various components, teams,
> etc.
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