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I've been following XAML and Avalon lately, and it seems that Microsoft is set to throw a monkey wrench into the cog once again.

For anyone questioning the future of IE with the recent emergence of FireFox, this seems to be the path that Microsoft will be heading.

Can they succeed? Will they "force" the competition to adopt XAML as the new standard? How will this affect the user experience? How will this affect the developer experience? All interesting questions that I think will be answered in time.

http://xaml.sourceforge.net/talk/dotnet-dec-2004/slides.html

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Internet Explorer Is Dead - The Next Browser Is Windows 2006 Itself

Microsoft has frozen Internet Explorer for years and Microsoft is busy to add all new features not to the browser but to the next-gen Windows OS codenamed Longhorn to create a compelling reason for consumer to upgrade and buy a Windows license.

Microsoft has no interest in investing and working together to build open royality-free standards such as SVG, XForms, XUL, XHTML 2.0, and other next-gen markup languages for a rich internet for everyone. Instead Microsoft tries to establish its very own all-in-one Windows-only markup language as a defacto industry standard competing head on with HTML, SVG, XUL, CSS, PDF, and many more open royality-free formats

More info:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/01/Avalon/
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=174156

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Make no mistake: Microsoft really hates the web. The new browser war may appear to be about the emergence of Mozilla and friends with their polished eye-candy interfaces, but it's really about Microsoft versus the W3C. Internet Explorer is Microsoft's blocking tactic—never to be properly web-compliant, never to give the W3C a day in the sun—and Longhorn technology is the big-stick alternative being built. One of the purposes of Longhorn is to destroy the web as we know it.

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XAML and the Future of the Web

Oh for gods sake I'm sick of this bloody companys attempts at subverting the internet to there own ends; their like a little spoilt child that has never been taught to share and expects to be the centre of attention and has that malicious desire to spoil everyone elses fun rather than feel left out. Evil

So with the wholly ignorant installed company user base that MS has we will now have to somehow learn and accommodate a new language, I do hope not.

This day I feel more than ever that web development is never going to become a stable rational industry if this is allowed to happen.

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Bloody hell.

Not content with destorying the web with ActiveX, proprietary scrollbar code and useless updates, they're now going to create their own web language! Good luck! Judging by their success with the browsers, it's going to be crap, not validate, and we'll have an influx of new members asking why their code doesn't work. Sigh.

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Here's a little snippet of some XAML:

<Button Background="LightSeaGreen" FontSize="24pt">
Calculate
</Button>

This snippet is a single XML element, which consists of a start tag, an end tag, and content between the two tags. The element type is Button. The start tag also includes two attribute specifications; the attribute names are Background and FontSize. They are assigned attribute values, which, under the requirements of XML, must be enclosed in single or double quotation marks. Between the start tag and end tag is the element content, which in this case is the text that appears on the face of the button.

So what they did is took Html and dumbed it down for idiots. Sigh.

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After reading this I am gonna have to try harder at converting as many people as I know who use Explorer to using Firefox.

We can't let those bastards win. Evil

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Wow, this thread is like 5 months old Laughing out loud

But I have to agree, XAML is a bloody stupid idea. Why can't they just stick to the frigging standards, instead of making their own?

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