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Today's scriptingNews Outline

Author:Dave Winer
Posted:9/20/1999; 8:29:50 AM
Topic:Today's scriptingNews Outline
Msg #:11287
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DaveNet: Next Steps in XML-RPC. "And I'll not forget Microsoft, our friend, and a diverse multi-national company with lots of users."

Tim Lundeen raises a question about attributes in XML-RPC and I write a small essay with my thinking on the subject.

Nicholas Petreley: "Microsoft can easily use XML as a standard way to pack its documents full of proprietary data objects."

PC WEEK on SOAP: "Visual Basic 7.0, demonstrated at the announcement of Windows DNA 2000, will apparently integrate SOAP to a high degree. The difference between multivendor and Microsoft-only systems may turn out to be analogous to that between raw SQL database access and access to server-side stored procedures."

NY Times interviews Roger McNamee on Microsoft. "At the end of the day, I expect you will be able to count dozens and dozens of companies that are Microsoft's competitors. I don't expect them to be able to step into the Web infrastructure world and just take over, the way they did PC software. But I would not count them out, either."

WSJ: Ford, Microsoft in Online Partnership. "The joint venture will operate independently, but will still be under the umbrella of Microsoft, much like, Microsoft's joint venture with General Electric's NBC unit."

Scoop Nisker: "If you don't like the news go out and make some of your own."

5/6/98: "There once was a lady from Niger who smiled as she rode on a tiger. They returned from the ride with the lady inside and the smile on the face of the tiger."

News Byproducts: 17 Year Old Announces His Room Off Limits. "Though the other Prices believe that Kenny is overreacting, Kenny's announcement was followed by an immediately appeal to the United Nations."

Steven Ivy looks at customer service at CompUsa.

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