Re: Towards XML 2.0
> First thing: Get the browser builders to allow cross domain loading of
> XML. Without that you might as just bang your head on a post. (even
> with that, you will just be banging your head on a padded post)
That's one of the central problems with any solution of getting XML on the browser - it presents a challenge to the control that the HTML core group has over standards there. SVG has only finally begun making traction there, and that only because the mobile market was beginning to adopt it - and because <canvas> has not proved as successful as many had hoped, because it has a fairly steep learning curve. XForms is an also ran project on Firefox (despite actually getting a second wind lately) that was fairly unceremoniously booted off of trunk, and it's considered a real threat because XForms is now beginning to shape up to be sufficiently powerful enough to turn XML into a viable language on the browser. XSLT is still at a 1.0 version on the browser because there's no incentive to upgrade it - it similarly makes XML an attractive alternative on the web, especially if the XSLT language improves in power (as it has been doing, dramatically).
I realize that this is a fairly paranoid interpretation, but I'd contend that there's ample evidence to support it (not least of it being that XML's traction in the mobile space, which is not as tightly controlled as the browser, is considerably stronger). Even if you improve XML (and yes, there's a need for improvement there), it will not change the stranglehold that is keeping XML (and most other languages) off the browser.
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On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM, Rob Koberg <email@example.com> wrote:
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