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[News] [Rival] Microsoft is Sabotaging Ajax by Ignoring Standards

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"Evil" and Technology: Not a Black and White Issue

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| So, the other day, I'm in a lengthy discussion with an acquaintance, and as 
| usual the conversation gravitates towards technology. I made my usual 
| elevator spiel about Linux and BSD and FOSS, why I use it, blah blah. No, I 
| say, it's not because "Microsoft is evil" that I use Open Source, but because 
| Open Source is good.    
| [...]
| Point three: Silverlight, as noted in its Wikipedia page, is also intended as 
| an SVG-killer. This isn't just bad news; it's a tragedy. All modern web  
| browsers except Microsoft Internet Explorer support and render SVG markup 
| directly. If SVG was supported cross-platform, you'd see a new, beautiful web 
| begin to form, where AJAX combines with SVG to create a Flash replacement. 
| You'd see as much of a leap in web design with SVG as we saw with AJAX. 
| Score: 2 bad, 1 good.     



Microsoft's IE not good enough for web creator

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| SIR TIM BERNERS LEE, inventor of the Interwibble and current director of the
| World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has a gripe with the Vole’s Internet Explorer
| browser.
| In a recent interview, the creator of the great WWW, noted that although he
| was loath to specifying his preference of web browser, IE just wasn’t up to
| scratch when it came to graphics encoding.

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