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That's a fair point, but then I have to say that we have lots 
of ways to do forms and that smart client objects that enable 
us to do more with the business logic on the client side have 
a lot going for them as the use of interaction (eg, tabbing 
out of a field) is needed to perform some business rule such 
as validation when one really doesn't want to go to the server.

So killing off IE may prove to be an empty victory if at all 
possible.  I think this misses the target of where the web 
clients are going. 

XAML and its ilk are a more likely future not because of 
MS dominance in the browser market, but because developers 
will begin to move away from the browser itself. 


From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]

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.


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