From: Scott Swanson <email@example.com> Message-Id: <199607011853.OAA03421@fox.earthweb.com> Subject: Re: Introducing NetscapeML To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Wilson) Date: Mon, 1 Jul 1996 14:53:45 -0400 (EDT) Cc: email@example.com In-Reply-To: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-76-MSG-960701183640Zfirstname.lastname@example.org> from "Chris Wilson" at Jul 1, 96 11:36:40 am > considered "proprietary" (then again, OLE's widespread use for the past > few years has made it near-ubiquitous on Windows - compared to zip for > NS plug-ins), but it is embedded via the <OBJECT> tag - on which we have ... > language someone might care to put inside the SCRIPT tag. Again, since > VB has been out for a number of years, and has hundreds of thousands if > not millions of developers, I'd say it's also fairly ubiquitous. Since Let's be careful about the use of the word "ubiquitous." I know one VB programmer in a pool of seventy, and he only fiddles around. VB, as is implemented in the MicroSoft camp, is more rare externally, and is *definitely* well-entrenched only in the Windows environment. The argument could be made that *Java* is more ubiquitous, even though there's only a handfull of [real] Java programmers out there. Also, I'm not sure that a significant enough percentage of created applications are OLE-enabled to call OLE "ubiquitous on windows" (I know Office uses it, but even if Office is the single most used application out there, it's just one suite of applications....) -- Scott Swanson - Systems Director - http://www.earthweb.com EarthWeb - 3 Park Avenue, 38th floor - New York, NY 10016 email@example.com - (212) 725-6550 x231 - fax (212) 725-6559 * DISCLAIMER: I speak on behalf of myself, not EarthWeb.