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   RE: [xml-dev] What is XAML? A technique? A language? Both? XML# o r XML

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Possibly it can do all of that, but the facts on the ground 
are that there will be content types such as SVG and if they 
implement those, some companies out there lose market share 
by default, put people out of work, and dominate the standard. 
SVG is a case where they stepped back and ceded a content 
market.  Of course one can do that in XAML.  I can do it using 
the GDI. But why do it?  The plugins work for me.

If they do it, they're accused of being monopolists.  If they 
don't, they're accused of ignoring standards.  You can't have 
it both ways.  If this is yet another, 'kill MS' ploy, it 
won't work.  It just raises blood pressure and shortens 
your life like those folks in San Francisco who hit the 
streets in protest of the election results.  They had a good 
time I guess but accomplished not much.  Better to get 
ready for the next round.  SVG is a done deal for Adobe, 
etc.  HTML is a done deal for all browsers.  XAML is a 
deal in progress for MS.  Will it become a standard? 
I doubt that interests MS at this time but it could later. 
Then what?  Will the Moz developers implement it?  I doubt 
it.  Will that make them rotters who ignore standards?  I 
guess, but no worse or better.

We have to accept what we embraced:  XML is a metalanguage 
for creating languages.  XAML is one.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Bauer [mailto:luxorxul@yahoo.ca]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 3:25 PM
To: Bullard, Claude L (Len); xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] What is XAML? A technique? A language? Both? XML#
o r XML++?


> I don't expect MS to implement SVG any more than I 
> expect them to implement PDF. 

   Well, of course, MS won't implement SVG or PDF
because MS doesn't control it. That's why XAML
includes its own SVG and PDF replacement.

> Plugins do that so 
> why put yetAnotherPluginCompany out of business? 
> "Be careful what you wish for", as they say.

  There's no need for SVG or PDF plugins in the XAML
world. XAML can do it all, that is, vector graphics,
print documents, animation and more, "out-of-the-box".
   - Gerald

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