It's time for practical XML!

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Mon Oct 5 04:56:48 BST 1998

At 06:46 PM 10/4/98 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
>"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
>> While it might not make sense to create the COM object, it might make a lot
>> of sense to build supporting structures for VB, Delphi, PowerBuilder, and
>> whatever other tool you like to work with.  
>Wouldn't VB, Delphi, PowerBuilder etc. users use Microsoft's COM object
>parser? People do not, as an analogy, buy ".ini parsing libraries" for
>these platforms. They use thin layers over the Microsoft-provided APIs.

That just depends on how deep the tools MS provides are.  If it's just a
parser, they'll need more.  If it's a parser + XSL + XLink, etc, well,
maybe they'll call it IE 6!  Just depends.

Simon St.Laurent
Dynamic HTML: A Primer / XML: A Primer
Cookies / Sharing Bandwidth (November)
Building XML Applications (December)

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