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That's in the category of conspiracies and great games, something
like seeing to the demise of XUL so that XAML will have room to
grow and making sure SVG is never more than a mapping application.
XLink will just lay there. Too many people discovered functions
and stored procedures.
The phase after unlimited growth in a market is a shake out.
After that,the world is stable with dinosaurs ruling until
a comet hits or it's time for new hardware.
A slowdown will be a good thing. I'm not entertained rewriting
the same application for the fourth time in the third language.
It seems we don't get to sell enough copies before a new fad
comes round and we have to redress Miss Minniver. I thought
this was computer science, not computer fashion. :-)
The next big thing is the binaries.
From: Bryan Rasmussen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Quoting Jonathan Robie <email@example.com>:
> Is XQuery the 'last great project of XML standardization'? Is there
> anything big on the horizon that still needs to be done?
i thought the last great project was getting rid of XSDL and SOAP.