MSXML for Java Questions

Erik James Freed ejfreed at
Thu Sep 9 23:25:53 BST 1999

When you are attempting to create a product that has broad reach,
the politics of standards become risks, roadblocks, slowdowns,
and sometimes showstoppers for hard working innovative and vulnerable
small companies like I represent. Hence, IMHO pushing hard on vendors to not
play politics with standards and to be consistent in their support is fair.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Livingstone [mailto:ceo at]
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 1999 1:21 PM
To: David Brownell; Erik James Freed
Cc: xml-dev at
Subject: Re: MSXML for Java Questions

I have recently found the best easiest way (i cost nothing) way to introduce
the company I consult for to the capabilities of XML, is through a simple,
but effective, part of their application using IE5. Reports are a successful
area to show ROI using XML.

I use as many capabilities of IE5 as no-one else is thereabouts with browser
technology. I can never really understand why people who are trying to get
technology to the masses are critisized. I'm sure there are many other XML
type apps which have non-standard parts - at least from what I have heard on
the list.

MS maybe go a bit nuts pushing technology sometimes, but then I remember
writing for the first Mosaic browser.

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