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   BML == XAML [was Re: UK bank says browserless online banking coming]

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  • Subject: BML == XAML [was Re: UK bank says browserless online banking coming]
  • From: Oleg Dulin <dulino@olegdulin.com>
  • Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 07:19:07 -0500
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"The smart client--in this case, an operating system that incorporates 
browser functions--is likely to involve Longhorn, Microsoft's next 
version of the Windows operating system, said Llube, who provided a 
demonstration for the audience at the conference."

I don't hate Microsoft, I just don't feel comfortable in the world of 
software and hardware vendor lock-in (that's why I don't feel at ease 
with Apple). The day when I have to pay a license to Microsoft in order 
to manage my money will be the day I start using a brick-and-mortar bank 

"Those using other operating systems such as Linux or the Mac OS would 
still be able to use the services through a Web client as all Egg 
customers currently do, said Llube, but those who wanted to 
videoconference live with the bank's support desk, for instance, would 
need to run Microsoft's upcoming operating system."

And the day when I have to speak with a live person at an online bank 
will be the day I close the account there. If this is their main reason 
for using rich apps then they are going to lose a hell of a lot of 
money.  Internet banks should pride themselves on being completely 
automated; there should never be a need to talk to a live person.

In the meantime, I realized that BML in concept is very similar to XAML, 
i.e. each BML tag corresponds to a JavaBean. Why aren't more people 
using it ? More importantly why are people reinventing it in the form of 
  XUL engines for Java ?


Bob Foster wrote:
> James Governor wrote:
>> heads up. the longhorn smart client drumbeat is getting louder.
>> http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-5150019.html
> I particularly enjoyed the part where the manager says (slightly 
> paraphrased) he may have to fire any developers who don't agree with 
> this direction. ;-}
> Such is the power of vaporware to cloud men's minds.
> Bob Foster
> http://xmlbuddy.com/
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