Google Maps Pushing the Boundaries of Web Development
For the more technically inclined, John Udell has a nice introduction to the technology used to create …
… Google Maps – he suggests that Google have pushed the standard, W3C or no W3C out beyond currently accepted boundaries and predicts great things to follow:
“The W3C can bless this approach or not, but with Google Suggest and now Google Maps, Google has thrown down the gauntlet. The modern browser is an XML-aware client. Savvy Web developers have known about these features for a while, but now Google has legitimized them and pushed them squarely into the mainstream. My guess is that we’ll see an explosion of pent-up creativity as more Web developers discover, and begin to exploit, the full power available to them.
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