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

> Yup. Do you think there's a clear contender for that rôle as a language
[for anything XML-related] today?

In theory, that would be JavaScript. It was invented for DOM
manipulation, and is derived from awk syntax, a language for
pattern-/rule-based manipulation of text.

M. Reichardt
On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 9:37 PM Liam R. E. Quin <liam@fromoldbooks.org> wrote:
> 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 rôle as a language
> today?
> Liam
> --
> Liam Quin - web slave for https://www.fromoldbooks.org/
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