Richard Bennett wrote: > That's the difference between proprietary and open. the first has to push > their product exclusively whether or not it is the best solution, and the > second can use the best selection of tools for the job, and empower the user > to use what they prefer. As before, "??". Maybe this thing I wrote three years ago can help: "Is 'Open' and 'Shut' really open-and-shut?" http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/jd_forum/jd026.html My theme: Using "But it's *proprietary*!" as a reasoning to cut off some of your choices may be doing yourself a disservice. Use what works for the job... no need to get all religious about it. jd -- John Dowdell . Adobe Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd Aggregator: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks.