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

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martind@netfolder.com (Didier PH Martin) writes:
>If Microsoft XAML is such shock treatment,
>let's welcome it and let's hope that a sane competition will help us,
>practitioner, get what we want. 

I think the basic problem, however, is that it hasn't been competition
for a long time.  When it was competition, it wasn't particularly sane.

The Web is still very much alive in certain corners - but those corners
lack power.  Those who have power - admittedly over consumers who can't
be troubled to look elsewhere - aren't very interested in the browser.
They've let their browser stultify since 1997.  There isn't a single
cause to your "Sleeping Beauty", but that's a strong candidate.

Yes, competition is great.  Having that competition moved to the home
turf of something that rarely loses on its home turf is electrocution,
not shock treatment.

I'll hope they cross their wires.


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