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Subject: RE: Invited talk at WebDB
Makoto, I fully believe that RELAX NG will pass what is known as the "meritocracy of geeks" with flying colors. I cannot claim credit for the phrase, but I like what it implies: when something such as a schema language is founded on good principles, is easy to use, is not unnecessarily obfuscated, makes a lot of sense any way you look at it, and is not presented as a marketing ploy, the folks that really have to deal with the issues (implementation, validation, deployment, etc.) are going to really like it. I predict that in due time, Microsoft will announce support for RELAX NG. They have Jean Paoli and DOM, but they also adopted SAX because I think they had to in order to get in the groove. Who owns SAX? Who owns Linux? Nobody and everybody which presents a challenge for MS to which they must respond. I remember in 1995 when Bill Gates finally acknowledged the Internet as a viable 'platform' instead of pushing MSN alone. I think the virtue of RELAX NG will prevail. MS will get in the groove. -Mike MURATA Makoto wrote: >I did the talk today and was fortunately well received. After the talk, a number of >people (including Abiteboul, Tompa, etc.) asked questions. On the other hand, somebody >said to me that he is not sure if something not supported by MS will take off. Will see.
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