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Re: web-based application or desktop application?

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Dec 04, 2003 at 15:08 UTC ( #312210=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to web-based application or desktop application?

Doing web-based applications may seem like a lot of fluff, but I think their value of making the client OS irrelevent is wonderful. If they have a reasonable browser, they can access your application.

The major problem with web-based apps, as you've hit upon, is that HTML is too simplistic. Further, the only viable alternatives (Flash, Java Applets, etc.) have other problems, and often break the cross-platform nature that is the biggest advantage of web-based apps in the first place.

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Re: Re: web-based application or desktop application?
by relax99 (Monk) on Dec 04, 2003 at 20:01 UTC

    The major problem with web-based apps, as you've hit upon, is that HTML is too simplistic.

    XForms look promising. I haven't yet seen XForms mentioned on perlmonks, but I think this is one new technology that makes a lot of sense, especially to automate document workflow inside the company. None of the major browsers currently supports XForms without a plug-in, but this is only a matter of time.

      XForms++

      IE--, which will probably take almost 10 years to support it properly (see also: CSS layout model).

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      I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
      -- Schemer

      : () { :|:& };:

      Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

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