Re: Interactive XML

Subject: Re: Interactive XML
From: "Martin Bryan" <mtbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 07:52:39 +0100
>ECMAScript is designed to be extended. It has essentially no input/output
>for roughly the same reason that XML has no "bold" command. It is the
>application's job to add that. Just as an XML application can add a <B>
>element, an ECMAScript implementation can add an "open a socket to a
>remote server" function.

I accept this, but this makes XSL-based applications less portable. A
default set of i/o functions (perhaps defined by XML-Dev) would greatly
help. In particular standard functions for making calls to SQL databases
and basic CORBA functions would be helpful.

Martin Bryan

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