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Re: [XPL - eXtensible Programming Language]

From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 07:59:00 -0700
Message-ID: <07ae01c02edc$cbf33390$33a1dc40@murphy2>
To: <wegrzyn@garbagedump.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>, "Michael Lauzon" <xpl@fastmail.ca>
Michael, I think it's a fascinating idea. In true synchronicity, I had come
to the same conclusion a few days before I heard about your effort. Since
XML is becoming so rich (or complex, depending on how you look at it) why
not go all the way and add looping and logic in a straightforward way that
all programmers understand.

Also, the possibility of having a format that can be interpreted by all
scripting environments is quite appealing. It could save us the trouble of
integrating every scripting syntax into our environment.

Anyway, I think this idea has merit, and I'm glad you're exploring it and
look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Dave


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Lauzon" <xpl@fastmail.ca>
To: <wegrzyn@garbagedump.com>; <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [XPL - eXtensible Programming Language]


> Well, I've been informed by Mark Wilson (who runs VBXML.com) that XPL
> has been mentioned on Scripting News (http://www.scripting.com/).  I
> may send a message to the OASIS announcment list, see what happens.
> We need more exposure than we are getting now.
>
> Michael
> XPL Group, Founder
> http://www.xplatypus.com/
> http://www.egroups.com/group/xpl/
> http://www.egroups.com/subscribe/xpl/
>
> > Michael,
> >
> > Try not to get too mad over things like this...it is one of the
> > defining features of the Internet and standards process. Some
> > people look for evil lurking under every stone and finding it.
> > Just issue a "matter-of-fact" statement and move on. I know that
> > is easier said than done sometime, but it is the way to stop flame
> > wars. BTW, I liked the XPL idea.
> >
> > FWIW,
> > Chuck
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Michael Lauzon" <xpl@fastmail.ca>
> > To: <richard.draucker@usa.net>; <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 2:00 PM
> > Subject: Re: [XPL - eXtensible Programming Language]
> >
> >
> >> What a very rude thing to say!!!  We are only part of the
> >> VBXML.com network, we are being hosted for FREE, thanks to the
> >> Webmaster and Owner of the site, Mark Wilson
> >> (mark_tracey@yahoo.com).  XPL has nothing to do with MS.  So, we
> >> have our website hosted by a VB programmer...so what?!  Doesn't
> >> mean we are affiliated with MS.  We are not trying to extend XML
> >> (that would be something MS would do). I have no relation to MS
> >> whatsoever, XPL was an idea of mine back in January.  XPL will
> >> not extend XML, because we are trying to create a programming
> >> language that IS an application of XML.
> >>
> >> Michael
> >> XPL Group, Founder
> >> http://www.xplatypus.com/
> >> http://www.egroups.com/group/xpl/
> >> http://www.egroups.com/subscribe/xpl/
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> I'm am actively engaged in J2EE development using
> >>> Apache/Jrun3/SOAP/Xalan.  I find your proposal for XPL
> >>> interesting.  However, platform independence and escaping
> >>> Microsoft's extensions to standards is largely what has drawn me
> >>> to this area of programming.  Unfortunately, your VBXML ties to
> >>> the Windows platform cause you to be sufficiently suspect to
> >>> prevent me from having interest in contributing.  I imagine XPL
> >>> is really a front for M$ to extend XML to where it only works on
> >>> Windows with some gazillion dollar M$ supplied dll.
> >>>
> >>> Sincerely,
> >>> Richard Draucker
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Michael Lauzon" <xpl@fastmail.ca> wrote:
> >>>> XPL (eXtensible Programming Language) is an open source
> >>>> initiative, to make a programming language that is an
> >>>> application of XML.
> >>>>
> >>>> Michael
> >>>> XPL Group, Founder
> >>>> http://www.xplatypus.com/ (http://www.vbxml.com/xpl/)
> >>>> http://www.egroups.com/group/xpl/
> >>>> http://www.egroups.com/subscribe/xpl/
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