Re: Alternatives to the W3C
Tim Bray wrote: > > At 11:19 AM 1/17/00 -0600, Len Bullard wrote: > >The future is outside the web browser. > > Nope. Yep. > The only category of application that has any hope of existence > outside of a browser are authoring apps, whether for docs or graphics. > 99% of all real-world business apps amount to database retrieval and > update. Why would you ever run one of those through anything but a > browser? Because they don't all run out of databases. Many apps (entertainment particularly) will thrive in a non-web browser environment and have. RealMedia does very well, and while there is a database, it doesn't dominate that application. Getting rid of XHTML and other unnecessary objects makes for a very lean and easy to develop/extend framework. The day of the web browser as portable operating system is drawing to a close. len 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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