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Re: Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and XForms?)

Re: Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and XForms?)
AndrewWatt2000@a... wrote:
> Paul,
> In this sector I suggest that, in practice, Microsoft can do pretty much what 
> it likes. They do have an option to develop a new vector graphics standard, 
> whether they call it VML2 or something else.

I think you are wrong. Microsoft has ALWAYS WON by keeping developers 
happy. Developers love SVG. Developers would HATE some proprietary hack 
that competes with a relatively established W3C standard. Microsoft 
doesn't go around trying to [expletive deleted] off developers. Microsoft also has 
recurring and ongoing legal troubles. Deliberately and obviously 
torpedoing industry standards is a good way to exacerbate them. 
Microsoft's corporate customers also will not like it if they perceive 
Microsoft as playing dirty pool. Overall, perception counts.

  Paul Prescod


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