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   Re: [xml-dev] terra incognita

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On Tuesday 18 December 2001 01:50 am, David Brownell wrote:
> Consider:  send an S-Expression over TCP and (eval) ...
> that's "write once, run everywhere" about 30 years before
> certain marketroids decided it was a good idea.   And
> that's just one many examples ... :)

This is precisely what I did in a distributed hypermedia system about 10 
years or so ago now.... all UI's, user interactions, and the shared state of 
the system was available via S-expressions. 

When you started up the system, you could connect to any other node, and the 
shared state (whiteboards etc.) was downloaded... as S-expressions that were 
evaluated to instantiate the current shared/personal UI (this was a 
peer-to-peer system, though some peers were more equal than others ;-)).

I've been wanting to build this in XML for a while now...


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