RE: Alternatives to the W3C
From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@t...] Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 12:46 PM > > At 11:19 AM 1/17/00 -0600, Len Bullard wrote: > >The future is outside the web browser. > > Nope. 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? -Tim A holy war which has nothing to do with XML. I've seen the debate over and over again: What we're doing these days is so sophisticated, but in order to do it in a browser we have to jump through so many hoops. Is it really worth it, or should we just write a client-side application in Visual Basic instead, and be done with it? The more you try and distribute work between the client and the various servers, the more important the issue becomes. And I think it's far from an open-shut case. David Hunter david.hunter@m... http://www.MobileQ.com 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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