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Client XML based programs

From: Robert C. Leif, Ph.D. <rleif@rleif.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 10:02:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: <www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org>, <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Message-ID: <NBBBJNOMKDIAJALCEFIJAEODDDAA.rleif@rleif.com>
From: Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.
Vice President R&D
Newport Instruments
5648 Toyon Road
San Diego, CA 92115-1022
Tel. & Fax (619) 582-0437
E-mail rleif@rleif.com

To: The XML Committee and other interested parties

I hope and urge that the XML and XHTML specifications will include a method
with a description on how to create a self-hosted application. The breath of
XML makes it a portable means to create a very powerful Graphical User
Interface. Presently, the screen generation capabilities with forms and
other facilities of XML-HTML of Amaya and other HTML editors are sufficient
to replace the present GUIs (Windows) for many embedded and other
applications. This also has the implication of eventually creating both
graphics cards and printers that will directly execute XML-HTML. The use of
common tools and Web Pages for both client and server based programs would
greatly help the acceptance of XML-HTML by developers. It would provide a
truly portable GUI, that was both operating system and vendor independent.

For the above reasons, I believe that the XML and XHTML standards should
include a description on how to create a totally client based system. The
limitation of the use of this magnificent new software tool to client-server
architectures is not in the interest of open standards, the Web, or the
software community.

Thank you.
Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.
Received on Thursday, 30 September 1999 10:08:21 GMT

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