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Re: [xml-dev] Is XML a programming language monoculture?

On Sun, 2018-09-02 at 20:02 +0100, Michael Kay wrote:
>  It's easily forgotten that
> back then, Microsoft was backing Java. I forget the exact chronology
> of Microsoft's break with Java, but in 1998 Java was the obvious
> choice for any developer who wanted their software to run anywhere; 

Very much so. Unfortunately, Microsoft added the Windows API to their
basic Java platform and continued to call it Java, with the obvious
intent of making the majority of Java code become, in practice, tied to
their platform. The lawsuit that resulted did make them stop, and they
abandoned a technology they couldn't own or control.

> and once established as the leading platform for anything XML-
> related, it had a natural advantage.

Yup. Do you think there's a clear contender for that rĂ´le as a language


Liam Quin - web slave for https://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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