Paper for participation in the W3C Workshop on Web Applications and Compound Documents

Alex Hopmann, Group Program Manager, "Avalon", Microsoft Corporation

Michael Wallent, General Manager, "Avalon", Microsoft Corporation

We have a background in the Microsoft Internet Explorer Dynamic HTML technology and are currently developing the Longhorn "Avalon" technology which includes the XML based "XAML" language. We wish to present an overview of the XAML language, the procedural programming model associated with "Avalon", and some experiences on the feasibility of standardization of procedural programming models (in contrast to declarative document formats).