RE: XAML is the new XML for .NET
Hello Pete Kirkham, > Is the difference between XAML and other object->XML > binding frameworks, such as the OMG's XMI or Sun's > XMLBeanEncoder only in the use of PIs to map > namespace to package, or is there something else I'm > missing? XAML is different from other object->XML binding frameworks because it introduces new syntax extensions e.g. a new compound syntax, a new compact syntax, a new binding syntax, and so on. Marc Clifton - of MyXAML fame - argues that all this syntax extensions aren't really needed and he has proven the point by creating a free, open source Microsoft XAML alternative called MyXAML that shows how it all works out in practice. See http://myxaml.com for details. For example, Marc comments on Rob Relyea's blog (Rob is Microsoft's XAML *spec* owner aka Mr. XAML): How is it possible that the best minds at Microsoft can be agonizing over their XAML implementation for months and months and get so many things so wrong? It's incomprehensible to me, when I can write MycroXaml (http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/MycroXaml.asp) in 300 lines of code and four hours. It's not rocket science, guys. - Gerald PS: Rob's blog online @ http://www.longhornblogs.com/rrelyea is also a good starting point for learning more about the XML syntax extensions in XAML. ----------------------- Gerald Bauer Rich Client Conference (RichCon) 2005 - http://richcon.com XUL News Wire - http://xulnews.com XUL Alliance - http://xulalliance.org ______________________________________________________________________ Post your free ad now! http://personals.yahoo.ca
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