RE: What is XAML? A technique? A language? Both? XML# or XML++
How did microsoft get on this list? On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: > And we already have that as WinForms, XUL, etc. > > When we use WinForms, we get a richer client with a lot > more control support. If we use webForms, we get better > or more concise properties. Any MS developer using VisualStudio.Net > has to make a decision about that going into a project. > WebForms are compatible with HTML and sit in their own > namespace (asp:listbox, for example). Or one develops > entirely in HTML. This works well although the > new developer still has to sort out the runat dilemmas > (eg, how useful is showModalDialog in a mixed environment? > answer: not very). > > Under XAML, one can use the Avalon objects which are rich, > or develop their own thus having a straightforward way to > extend the framework with domain objects that someone else > can then use to author. In environments such as the one > we sell to with lots of customization and local extensibility, > XAML will be close to ideal. Today, we play a lot of tricks > with metadata tables and XSLT. XAML will be much more > straightforward. One gets the advantages of the custom > controls PLUS an XML-analog to other objects. This is > what we were designing for the MID in 1993/94. It is a > natural evolution. > > I see it as the emergence of more sophisticated clients. HTML > only goes so far, then one is inserting Active-X objects. > XAML makes sense to me. A competitor to HTML is overdue. > > len > > (clipped the CC to save the inboxes) > > > From: Didier PH Martin [mailto:martind@n...] > > > I have to say that Gerald is right; it's a direct competitor to HTML and to > XUL. However the main target is not to create document per se but rich > client applications with all the characteristics of web applications. The > biggest impact will be on those who promoted the fat server/light client or > in other word, the reincarnation of the mainframe paradigm. > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/index.php> >
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