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- From: "Oren Ben-Kiki" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "XML List" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 10:29:37 +0200
Nigel Byrnes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>We all know the benefits of representing "static" documents in XML. But
>considering where [HTML, VRML, etc] content is to be generated on the
>fly, as is frequently done by CGI scripts, is XML suitable for encoding
>the output data in these types of applications?
>Considering a simple hangman game, the application could either:
>1. receive user-input and generate XML as output, which then has to be
>2. receive user-input and generate format markup language-content as
>3. another possibility?
dynamically through the DOM interface. That's what DHTML does (for an HTML
tree instead of an XML tree). It has the advantages of:
- Being client side if you want it to (no round trip delay, no server CPU
server if it wants).
- Reduces bandwidth (no need to send the whole XML document just to change
the color of a menu entry :-)
- Builds on existing standards (ECMAScript).
- Allows gateways to external computing resources (to Java at least, and
throuh it and JNI to anything else - though I'd love to see a JNI-equivalent
- Defining it is easy; no need to create new complex standard.
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