Sorry, but I have already written a few large applications using MSXML. and it has many "additions" to the standard. If you look in MSDN you will see there is a little '*' next to all the MS specific additions in the MSXML interfaces. David Botton ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Conn" <[log in to unmask]> > The tune at this year's Tech-Ed 2000 conference was > different, > with XML 1.0, an open standard created by the World Wide Web Consortium, was > backed heavily, and there is no Microsoft variant this time that I can tell. > Even the MSDN Library entries on XML contain links to the W3C sites for > detail. > Built into Windows 2000, Windows CE, Windows Millenium, and what looks like > the > rest of the Windows 2000 spinoffs is MSXML, a parser for W3C XML which will > always > be available to any application that wants it. > > So, another view of the issue pertaining to Microsoft.