Re: Alternatives to browsers (was Re: Alternatives to the W3C)
Hunter, David wrote: > > But in > other cases, it is a beautiful concept, such as the aforementioned > RealNetworks example, or even something like ICQ. I assume neither of these > use XML to communicate data, but there will be other similar apps coming > down the pipe. Consider that new appliances will be bundling software in semi-closed boxes. Downloads may not be as frequent because the stability of the appliance and the content it processes becomes more important than the momentum of evolving systems. IOW, no one can afford the content if it doesn't stabilize. This is particularly true as it gets more expensive to create. Lifecycle costs and basic logistics are the dominating forces emerging. Innovation slows down as costs rise. Still, yes, these apps are coming down the pipe. Consider the 3D theatre and gaming applications for distributed use where several standards for XML application languages have to be adopted to ensure that the behaviors of the H-anim characters and the messages sent to them, the environmental descriptions, etc., can all be XML apps. This is an example where the use of XHTML can be almost zero. Get Beyond The Book Metaphor. A page is just a page. A stage is a different container. Powerful stuff. 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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