Alternatives to the W3C
Steven Livingstone, ITS, SENM
steven.livingstone at scotent.co.uk
Wed Jan 19 16:35:36 GMT 2000
Desktop.com is an example of the start of "everything in the browser".
Yep, and using things such as XMLRPC and SOAP allows this to be quite easily
Indeed, I'm in the middle of a development which builds on desktop.com and
used various XML technologies (and erm IE5 browser) to put a windows 2000
type environment in the browser.
Obviously, the "future" may also be considered to be on servers, but for a
interactive point of view, the browser will eventually handle everything (i
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Winer [SMTP:dave at userland.com]
> Sent: 19 January 2000 16:23
> To: James Tauber; xml-dev
> Subject: Re: Alternatives to the W3C
> > Actually, I think the future is increasingly *in* the web browser
> I totally agree.
> We've seen our sales go up exponentially now that we're offering content
> management inside the web browser, with all its limitations, it's the
> preferred method of editing, even though the editor sucks! (I remember
> fondly things like Find and Replace.)
> The challenge is to find ways to intimately connect the browser with
> apps, if we want the user experience to evolve beyond what browsers can
> That's why Microsoft's decision to bake the browser into the OS was such a
> good one. It's been so hard to get Apple to follow suit.
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