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It is work that is already in progress.

I may be missing the point here, but reading the CLAX thread is déjà vu all over again.  I generally agree that XML plumbing needs to be outside of the browser as services, but domain-specific clients are needed only if one can't create semantics inside the rendering language or as server-side class libraries.  I'll relax and watch, but I suspect this will eventually evolve into the "why isn't XML an object-oriented language"?" topic.   That thread goes nowhere we haven't been before.  It becomes yet-another-high-level-script for object services.

What one wants is an XML application that is object-oriented.  X3D is for the most part.  Protos aren't a great way to do classes but combined with Java, it all works until the 'Java not enabled' warning appears.  Then it is back to the same old never goes away problem of bindings.

A C# binding for X3D is a nice-to-get but that is a topic for a different list.


From: Didier PH Martin [mailto:martind@netfolder.com] 

Hi Len,

Len mentioned:

See slide 12.  I realize you mean a "CML client" but this is a good idea too.

Didier replies:
Jee Len, you're right, a CML interpreter would be better to use web3d because most chemical compounds are definitively better viewed in 3D. So Peter a missing part for your tool is a 3D viewer. Sounds like web3d is a better candidate than SVG.

Didier PH Martin


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