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At 4:12 PM -0500 6/2/04, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

>The part of Elliote's article I ignored was the 'MS killer'
>bit.  It seems to me that is the wrong reason to do this
>sort of thing.  Each to their own on that, but XForms
>success won't come about because some few want to knock
>off Microsoft.  Too many others need them and the "we
>must do this to save the web" rant just doesn't fire
>many users up.  Never will.  That part of web history
>is over.

You're misquoting me. At no point did I suggest XForms could be an MS 
killer. What I suggested was that it was an IE killer, a very 
different thing. One product does not a company make. XForms success 
won't come about because anyone wants to knock Microsoft off. 
However, it might have the effect of displacing IE from its 
stranglehold on business desktops, even if those desktops are still 
running Windows and Word.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)


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