RE: XML in .NET - more than just SOAP?
Yeah, practically everything uses XML in one way or another now; probably to a much greater degree than the average person would feel is reasonable. That has been the strategic direction of Microsoft for a very long time. The first mention I remember where this strategic direction got "leaked" to the public was in fall of 97, reported here: http://www.feedmag.com/html/feedline/98.03pesce/98.03pesce_master.html. > interoperating with .NET services by exchanging XML > "document" data rather > than RPC calls with representations of proprietary objects > encoded in SOAP, That is what biztalk does. The messages coming in from other systems can be synchronous or asynchronous, and can use practically any transport you like (MQ-Series, whatever). Also they do not necessarily have to be SOAP, since the mapper allows transforms. > actual content of Office documents (including spreadsheets, Not certain. Office 2000 generates alot of storage for web-based stuff as XML. I've done alot just looking at the XML it creates and playing with it. > etc.)? What about WebForms; is that an XML technology? Yes. Tons of other products are now, too.. Funny I don't know a place that collects all that info together... > -----Original Message----- > From: Michael Champion [mailto:Mike.Champion@s...] > Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 1:57 PM > To: xml-dev@l... > Subject: XML in .NET - more than just SOAP? > > > I didn't get a reply to a previous query, which was buried > deep in another > message, about the role of XML in Microsoft's .NET > initiative. I'm not > ranting, trying to flame .NET, or questioning C# ... just > trying to figure > out the answer to one question: > > A typical article on .NET in the trade press says something like > "Microsoft is basing everything on the Extensible Markup > Language" (in this > case, I'm quoting from > http://www.iweek.com/author/redmond.htm) I've read > the .NET whitepaper, various PDC presentations, and much > punditry about .NET > and the only XML-related components of .NET I hear about are > related to > SOAP. Is that all that XML has to contribute to the publicly > stated vision > of .NET, or am I missing something? > > More specifically, is there anything about publishing XML > formats for the > actual content of Office documents (including spreadsheets, > PPT slides, > etc.)? What about WebForms; is that an XML technology? Can 3rd parties > interoperate with .NET components in any way other than via the > "intermediate language" and its virtual machine? One could imagine > interoperating with .NET services by exchanging XML > "document" data rather > than RPC calls with representations of proprietary objects > encoded in SOAP, > but I'm not finding any direct references to this. > > Thanks for any help answering this. >
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