Microsoft DNA?!

Mark Baker (
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 15:29:56 -0400 (EDT)

Adam asked that I FoRK this for opinions.

I previosly wrote;
> On Thu, 25 Sep 1997, I Find Karma wrote:
> > This is the first I've heard of Microsoft DNA. Anyone know if this is
> > just a vaporware thingy, or if this is something Microsoft really plans
> > to pursue?
> All I know about it, I read at
> It looks like they're covering all bases by not just emphasing the Active
> Platform, but also the familiar HTML (in the form of Dynamic HTML (DOM)).
> Basically, give as many non-Java options as they can to developers.
> No biggie, but it's fun to see them squirm. Is this the best they can do?

I've been reading a bit more about it at;
(though it took a while for me to get past the "Server Busy" message - heh).

There's a white paper there, but it doesn't say a whole lot - except for
the following snippet that might help explain it;

> Microsoft will deliver the Windows DNA architecture over the next three
> to five years in three phases

Uh huh.