Re: Why would MS want to make XML break on UNIX, Perl, Python
From: "Dare Obasanjo" <kpako@y...> > I was wondering how long it would take for someone to throw in a good dose of > anti-Microsoft paranoia, I'm surprised it lasted this long. :) Leaving aside Microsoft's legal status as a monopolist, are you saying that any criticism or watchfulness of MS is paranoia? That is naive in the extreme. Actually, I did not even criticize MS, but only a tendency which some people in MS seem to have, which can be put down to groupthink without resorting to anything more sinister. In fact I went out of my way to mention that some in MS are doing excellent work, in my experience, and that that I had heard from senior management that keeping to standards was company policy. > Personally, I've always felt that if one wants to debate a point and be taken > seriously it makes sense to avoid ad hominem attacks and unwarranted finger > pointing especially if these points can be easily refuted. Here are a few > questions I'd like to ask you; An ad hominem attack is one that attacks a person rather than an idea. I am not saying Mr Rys is wrong in this because he works for MS. That would be ad hominem. I have given reasons why I think he is wrong, to say who it would disadvantage: > 1.) Exactly how common is piping XML (not ASCII) used in UNIX applications? I > have never seen a UNIX app that does this. Many programs use standard input. > 2.) Why would MSFT want to break XML usage in .NET languages like Perl and > Python? I have never said that MS wants to, if you read my original post. > 3.) Since when did every opinion put forward by an employee of a corporation > on a public discussion forum become CAST IN STONE company policy? Again, I never said that. > 4.) Micheal is not the only one who was in favor of XML 1.1, so what are your > conspiracy theories regarding the others that mentioned support for the idea > on XML-dev or Reuter's Health or the W3C for that matter? Launching into a > paranoid anti-MSFT tirade does little to improve perception of the validity of > your dissent but does make one wonder whether your reason for dissension is > even rational or based on the Anything But MSFT meme that flows all across the > net. Because I did not launch into a paranoid anto-MS attack, I cannot answer you. Cheers Rick Jelliffe
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