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* Bjoern Hoehrmann <email@example.com> [2005-08-10 15:47]:
> * Gerald Bauer wrote:
> > Also allow me to highlight that pretty much all Web 2.0 innovations
> >side step the W3C bureaucracy and its self-styled visionaries and
> >leaders e.g.
> > o XmlHttpRequest - A innovation introduced by - suprise, suprise - Microsoft
> Well, it seems few people realize that Microsoft's Internet Explorer
> is an extremely rich platform; XMLHTTPRequest had to be discoved long
> after it was available, few people are aware that IE ships with a
> vector graphics implementation or that it supports compound document
> formats such as HTML+SMIL.
> inside style sheets and supported user style sheets which some people
> class attributes to specific documents so I can filter out stuff or
> change annoying styles more easily.
etc, etc, etc...
Also, IE has a built in XSLT engine.
Mozilla has one, but it's too slow. Mozilla however, through
XPCOM exposes everything as an object, which provides for a
large and effective API.
Part of the reason Mozilla took so long to catch on was that
Mozillans were too busy flogging XUL, and the lack of a decent
Mozilla forum, since the project discussion took place mainly on
IM. It's not suprising to me that it took people by surprise.
My last "AJAX" application side stepped XMLHTTPRequest and used
the Mozilla sink interfaces directly.
Alan Gutierrez - firstname.lastname@example.org