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Re^3: HTML as GUI for Perl program

by LanX (Chancellor)
on Jan 06, 2013 at 06:44 UTC ( #1011837=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: HTML as GUI for Perl program
in thread HTML as GUI for Perl program

In theory you could try XUL. See also Perl and XUL app for a discussion.

Practically it's far from being "easier than TK" and if you wanna use "my browser" you need to install "your browser" on the users machine.

So you can't take any technology for granted when using HTML, with the exception of interacting with HTTP-requests which consequently makes your script a local server.

Additionally you would need an extra layer of JS for mimicking a dynamic GUI like TK is.

And all of this won't change the fact that HTTP has no mean to make the frontend react on the server pushing actions. The browser needs to poll for any dynamic changes like e.g progress infos.

Cheers Rolf

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