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December 17, 2004

Whidbey News - 2004.12.17 (Big news on the System.Xml front)

Arpan Desai's talks about XML in Whidbey. If you were at the last PDC, you heard Microsoft touting XPathDocument as the replacement for XmlDocument. According to Arpan, XmlDocument is back in vogue, and will be the recommended way work with XML in memory, to the point where XPathDocument may eventually be made obsolete!

XQuery and XSLT 2.0 will also apparently not make it into Whidbey because it's unlikely that either XQuery or XSLT 2.0 will be finalized before Whidbey ships. The XML datatype in Yukon also supported XQuery, and I wonder if support for that has been dropped also.

According to Mark Fussell's, there appears to be a pretty strong connection between WSE 3.0 and Visual Studio 2005.

Waseem Sadiq shows how Whidbey will support static classes so that it's really easy to make a class which can't be instantiated.

Posted on December 17, 2004 at 04:35 PM | Permalink


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