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   Re: [xml-dev] Inside Redhell: Microsoft XAML Blogger Round-Up

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Michael Champion wrote:

> Uh, no, the browser wars are over.  Microsoft won.  This is the 
> Occupation Force specifying that the roads and bridges must be rebuilt 
> in a manner that accommodates their heavy equipment. <duck> 

They won the browser wars, but it seems they are now losing the browser 
peace :-)

Interesting to see Tim Bray's weblog figures: it seems that number the 
browsers that report
themselves to be non-IE hovers around 50% and sometimes more. This 
suggests that, for
his readership at least "Microsoft won" is ancient history. Everytime 
there is a big Outlook
virus more organizations and people switch to Mozilla etczilla, getting 
an alternative
browser on the way. Me, for example.

I wonder if MS also suspects this: their reluctance to enhance Explorer 
further, the lack
of support for recent W3C client standards, and the development of XAML 
shows they
want control of the API. Lots of fun.

Rick Jelliffe


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