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Re: Microsoft and XForms

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 06:02:14 EST
Message-ID: <c0.41a9b42.2d4b93b6@aol.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org
Cc: XForms@yahoogroups.com
In a message dated 1/28/2004 2:26:19 AM GMT Standard Time, 
dharmesh@edgeipk.com writes:

> Yesterday I was at the Microsoft Conf where Bill Gates previewed Longhorn
> the next version of windows.
> When the architects behind Avalon presented this component a question was
> raised about supporting UI standards such as XForms. The answer was at this
> stage MS needed to provide more than the standards offered, so they were
> going ahead with using XAML (XML Application Markup Language).
> My interpretation to this is MS is not going to support XForms unless there
> is a benefit to them, rather than for the benefits of the standard.
> Does this group agree? If so what does it mean for XForms?

I agree in the sense that I think it is quite likely that Microsoft won't 
support XForms, at least in the short term.

Microsoft's InfoPath targets a different space than XForms, although there is 
significant overlap.

Andrew Watt
Received on Friday, 30 January 2004 06:03:20 UTC

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