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Web Services

Don MacVittie replies: Don't blame in-house developers' code for Web services' inefficiency. The fault lies with the MSXML, Xalan and Xerces tools, which are horrendous enough to use for regular XML processing, let alone Web services.

As far as I'm concerned, the hype on Web services is through the roof. The technology had better perform well enough to deliver on its proponents' promises.

Customers Reign

Regarding Mike Lee's column "The Trusted Computing Dilemma" (May 27, 2004), it seems we have little to fear from trusted computing as long as the government doesn't mandate it. That's because vendors can't co-opt customers and expect to stay in business over the long haul.

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