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- From: Nigel Hutchison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 17:27:38 +0100
At 04:29 PM 11/4/11 +0100, Robb Shecter wrote:
>Dave Winer wrote:
>> Yes, that is very interesting. But if anyone from Bluestone is listening,
>> it would be great to have a page that shows XML code and a screen shot of
>> the interface it generates.
>Well, I just downloaded it and checked it out, and I don't think this
could really be used as
>a way to describe platform-independent UI's. (Can I attach a copy of an
XML here w/out
>violating some copyright? Hmm...maybe a piece of it... :)
> <JFrame name="MainFrame" title="Bluestone XML Notepad" image="icon.gif"
> <JMenu text="File" mnemonic="F">
> <JMenuItem icon="open.gif" text="Open..." mnemonic="O"
>This looks basically like Java code with an XML syntax. It doesn't
abstract at the nature of
>components, or interactions. I guess what it is, is one way to get a
>in Java; a competitor to projects like the BeanShell.
If there was a set of C++ classes that interpreted it and built up a GUI
with the same look and feel, that might be useful.
Then a server could project its own GUI api and leave it to the client side
to choose C++, Java etc to build the interface at run time. I suspect that
in most cases the bandwidth required to shift the XML GUI description would
be quite a bit less than the
compiled java classes. If this is so than "Even Cooler" would be XML GUI
interpreter built into a Internet Browser.
But am I running too far with this one?
Nigel W. O. Hutchison
Software AG Germany
Tel +49 (0)6151 92 1207
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