[thelist] MS Silverlight

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Sun May 27 23:38:07 CDT 2007

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Subject: Re: [thelist] MS Silverlight

On Sun, 2007-05-27 at 22:44 +1000, Ken Schaefer wrote:
> > This is what is called "pure speculation" on your part. Maybe
> > Microsoft wants
> > to wants to offer hosted applications on non-Windows platforms to
> > compete
> > with, well, certain other company(ies). WFPe (aka Silverlight)
> > certainly has
> > a big $$ behind it at the moment within Microsoft. Whether it
> > continues to do
> > so probably depends a lot on whether it's adopted or not (by content
> > creators).
> What is not "pure speculation" on my part is the historical data that
> clearly supports an assertion that one plays along with Microsoft at
> their own peril:

You made a claim. You appear to have no substantive evidence to back it up.
That is called speculation.

> Microsoft made Outlook (and Outlook Express) which was and is
> in many ways either non-compliant with the RFCs in question (2822, I
> think) or at least in violation of commonly accepted principles of
> netiquette.

And so they have an email client that you don't like using. That says what
about future support for Silverlight?

Don't let your prejudices get in the way of rational decision making.


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