Microsoft COM parser (was Re: It's time for practical XML!)

Paul Prescod papresco at
Wed Oct 7 04:28:12 BST 1998

James Robertson wrote:
> I think I'll jump on this, the second reference, to
> Microsoft's promised COM object.
> A couple of points:
> * So we want XML to be tied to the great monopoly?

No. But if I was going to make software to compete with the Great
Monopoly, it would have to be free software. Commercial software is more
expensive to develop, and the chances of making the money back are small.
But you claim that free software isn't good enough. So what's the

 Paul Prescod  -

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