RE: What is XAML? A technique? A language? Both? XML# o r XML+
Yes. One could argue that XAML is for MS developers and isn't something necessarily living inside a browser. If so, it could be seen as an alternative to HTML browsers. But mainly, it is a means to extend the framework and provide a declarative means to use the objects one is writing. For those of us who need to develop objects for others to script to who may not be code-capable, this is the way to go. In that sense, this is not a competitor but clearly, an alternative. Does it overlap the roles of HTML? Yes. I don't expect MS to implement SVG any more than I expect them to implement PDF. Plugins do that so why put yetAnotherPluginCompany out of business? "Be careful what you wish for", as they say. len From: Gerald Bauer [mailto:luxorxul@y...] It's not a problem. The problem is that Microsoft denies that XAML is an HTML alternative when it clearly is. > The fact of XML means alternatives are possible and > even desirable to other languages. That is > evolution. > For every language I can think of, there are > alternatives. > > Why should everyone buy into the HTML monoculture? Again the issues is that Microsoft tries to deny the fact that XAML is not just a new way to wire up .NET objects but clearly is also an alternative to HTML, SVG, XSL-FO, and so on.
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