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[5]: Comment by Kroc
by BluenoseJake on Thu 7th Jan 2010 03:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

There is nothing stopping somebody else from implementing COM on Linux or any other platform, it is just a specification for implementing interfaces to binary objects, no different from CORBA.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by StaubSaugerNZ on Thu 7th Jan 2010 06:51 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

There is nothing stopping somebody else from implementing COM on Linux or any other platform, it is just a specification for implementing interfaces to binary objects, no different from CORBA.


Except that COM represents the memory model of an i386 with the specific layout of little-endian MS VS C++. Not the same as cross-platform CORBA really. Certainly no where near as portable as SOAP webservices for remote operations. So, no wonder nobody wants to waste time implementing the archaic, obsolete and cumbersome COM system. Sure they could do it, but the community came up with and standardised vastly superior ways of doing IPC/RPC.

Edited 2010-01-07 06:52 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Kroc
by moondevil on Thu 7th Jan 2010 08:23 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

COM is not obsolete. Actually most of new the Win32 APIs in Vista and Windows 7 are COM based and no longer simple C APIs.

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RE[7]: Comment by Kroc
by BluenoseJake on Thu 7th Jan 2010 11:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

So no way to convert from big-endian to little-endian exists? Netscape back in the day had a plugin that would run ActiveX controls, thats COM.

Now I don't think running COM objects is a good idea, I'm just saying it could be done.

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