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   RE: [xml-dev] Why I Like Longhorn and XAML

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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:simonstl@simonstl.com]

clbullar@ingr.com (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
by them.

I suppose that's a genuine risk, but not something they're likely to
lose sleep over.


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