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Not at all. They have put a very big goalpost out
there and some of us who have to lug legacies down
that field have a very tricky play to make. But
we've done this before and what the PDC announcements
give us is time to plan (foreground vs background
Why is it a good thing if the XULies do it and
a bad thing if MS does it? Neither invented it
so the "copied XUL" arguments are horsefeathers.
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:email@example.com]
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>Still, I'm awfully glad to see Microsoft stick their necks out this
>far. Guts and moxie are thrilling even if risky. Too many vested
>companies won't take risks and MS seems to thrive on them.
The only risk they're taking with XAML is a backlash against their
arrogance in discarding things that are already out there, but not owned
I suppose that's a genuine risk, but not something they're likely to
lose sleep over.