Re: Alternatives to the W3C
[Dave Winer] >> >> Actually, I think the future is increasingly *in* the web browser >> > >> >I totally agree. [>Tim Bray wrote:] >> Yup, and for one reason: end-users want it. Len may be right that >> VB is way more convenient for the *programmer*, but the people of the >> world have voted with their feet, and they're just not gonna go back to >> custom-built clients. -Tim > [Len Bullard] >That contradicts what we see in our business. Same here. We increasinng use browsers as the viewing technology in new products. Users sure don't want no custom viewers any more. However, we join the browser at the hip to home grown client side code in Delpli/Python/C++ whatever, to create fully featured products on Windows. Then there is Carmens Headline Viewer...And an excellent search add-on whose name I forget... Whatever windoze application you are running, you click on a word and up pops a window containing definitions, translations, related information. Cool stuff. Anyway, these are interesting apps that do not fit entirely within the HTML/XML/HTTP/URI world. Perhaps this is just a passing phase. Perhaps when all machines have web servers running on localhost out-of-the-box, this will change. I dunno... regards, Sean, xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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