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   RE: XML and HTML browsers

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  • From: Peter@ursus.demon.co.uk (Peter Murray-Rust)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 22:46:56 GMT

In message <01BC5CA9.129BCC80@yellow-ami-145.wanadoo.fr> Boris Moore writes:
> On Sunday, 4 May 1997, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
> >>I would like to re-use *existing* browser functionality rather
> >>than continuing to extend the *generic* aspects of a browser in JUMBO.
> >>I'm interested in exploring the general question of how a specialist
> >>Java application interacts with a Java-enabled HTML browser.
> I cannot reply to the Java and JavaScript aspects of your questions, but 
> I am struck by how closely your description of hoped for interaction 
> between Jumbo and the built-in HTML rendering of the browser relates to 
> work we at RivCom have doing on developing a Netscape Plug-in for XML.

Don't worry about the language aspect - a C++ plugin sounds a very useful 
way forward.  The main disadvantage is that it is platform-specific, but of 
course its performance is better.  Java is probably a better way to develop
methods over the WWW.


Peter Murray-Rust, domestic net connection
Virtual School of Molecular Sciences

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