Tue Sep 23 11:35:00 GMT 2003 No XML, thanks
You can smell the fear. Microsoft needs XML because its big customers need it. ODBC doesn't cut it, they want the self-describing text of XML. But Microsoft doesn't want XML because that levels the playing field: their products would actually have to compete on features and performance.
The last thing Microsoft ever wants is a level playing field. So, what they are trying to do is have XML but keep the decked stacked. It's not going to work.
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