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"Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>
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Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.
Thu, 6 Dec 2001 11:45:42 -0800
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From: Bob Leif,
To: Wesley Groleau et al.
I deliberately mentioned Adobe SVG, which is ubiquitous. The present W3
standard is XHTML. A well designed site has links to download the software
it runs upon and can operate in a degraded mode for users with legacy
technology. My goal is NOT to reach all possible users, rather to reach
virtually all of the users who could have an effect on the usage of Ada.

I very strongly believe that the Ada community has a unique opportunity to
leverage the similarities of XML and Ada semantics into mainstreaming Ada.
In the case of the defense community, the best way to maintain and extend
the use of Ada is to demonstrate that Ada is the best choice for the
development of COTS. Parenthetically, the use of XML could be much more
effective in breaking the Microsoft monopoly than the US Justice Department.

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From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
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Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 8:19 AM
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Subject: Re: AdaIC Website revamped

> If the AdaIC Website will concentrate on the newer parts of XML that use
> syntax, such as: XML, schemas, XSL (extensible style language), and SVG
> (Scalable Vector Graphics) based on the newly published schema, and the
> latest version of XForms, it will be reliable, portable and lead the way

.... it will lead the way to being incompatible
with a large number of browsers still in active use.

What is the mission?  To increase awareness of Ada?

Or to impress people with the latest browser and
alienate everyone else?

Wes Groleau