Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jan 2010 20:01 UTC
Internet Explorer It would appear that Microsoft will finally take standards compliance in the browser world seriously, after dragging its feet for years. Back in November 2009, the Redmond giant already revealed that Internet Explorer 9 would come with CSS3 and HTML5 support, and now the cup runneth over, as Microsoft has requested to join the W3C's SVG Working Group.
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RE[7]: Comment by Kroc
by cb_osn on Thu 7th Jan 2010 03:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
cb_osn
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I simply don't trust developers from refraining from using COM having see how lazy developers are when push comes to shove. I understand you don't need COM at all but that isn't going to stop developers from making extensive use of it when made available. It is like the win32 extensions to Java - sounds like a nice idea in theory but we can all imagine what will happen in reality.

It's not really as bad as it seems. COM interop can only be used by elevated trust, out of browser Silverlight applications. So you won't see it used at all for Silverlight embedded in a web browser since it is not available. Not to mention that COM interop requires the use of the dynamic keyword which means you lose intellisense and all compile time checking on COM objects making programming tedious in a C# environment. I imagine it will only be used for internal LOB applications which require integration with systems and processes where Microsoft Office is already in heavy use.

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