June 24, 2004 .net

RobertM On Consuming XAML From A Web Server

Robert McLaws makes an interesting observation about the possibility of consuming XAML from a web server:

So, if Microsoft wants to blur the lines between a web site and an client-side application, what makes you think that the next version of IIS will not support serving up XAML to the client. Instead of getting a limited browser experience at http://www.longhornblogs.com/default.aspx, what if you could get a super-interactive experience with the full power of the client at http://www.longhornblogs.com/default.xaml? What if, on a mobile device, you could use web services to allow location-aware applications ultra-dynamic, serving up XAML UI code along with data? A thick thin-client? Talk about a contradiction in terms. The possibilities become greatly expanded if you beging looking at what’s in front of you instead of looking behind your shoulder at what’s behind you.”

The future is unwritten.