The state of DXL 15 Aug, 2006
Mac Guidera recently posted about the state of DXL today, DXL - What is it good for? Mac’s post gives a good summary of where we’re at, and his hopes for the future with people like Dick Annicchiarico at the helm. I would encourage you to head over to Mac’s site and chip in with your thoughts and observations.
What I find interesting is that his post harkens back to some DXL-related buzz that took place almost two years ago. Yikes! Until Mac brought this up, I simply hadn’t realised how long ago we’d been talking about all this. The discussion as shifted focus slightly though: to my mind there are two main “movements” that have brought DXL to the fore once again:
- DXL from things like
?ReadViewEntriesin web applications now that we’re all doing the Ajax thing
- DXL as a possible mechanism for skinning Notes applications
The latter point has come up during the recent Nifty Fifty discussions, specifically from Charles Robinson who is looking to put together a DXL-based “UI skinner”. That would be pretty cool. I started out with something like that a while back, but as with many of my bits of code, I didn’t see it through : Simple DXL processing.