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   RE: [xml-dev] The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wars!

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>What we have here is a failure to communicate. I'm out.

Please don't be like that. I enjoyed lurking the browser thread discussion
very much. I went wrong when people (Whoever) tried to explain that massive
apps could not be carried by a browser interface. Although the thread went
from the lack of support of modern (read:XML) technologies in IE to browser
use in Enterprise size Apps, it has still allot of relevance. But let's
indeed talk about user interfaces and not (for example) Transact-SQL, the
two are simply a few tiers too far away from each other.

I think the point Len tried to make is (&& If Wrong = True Then Correct(Me))
that browsers can cupport some ... but not the whole of an Enterprise app.
What is the answer then ? Thin-Client ? Part desktop app and part browser ?
And when ?


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]
Sent: 18 October 2002 17:21
To: Bullard, Claude L (Len); xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser
Wa rs!

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> ...

> >From scratch and on your own nickel, build
> a commercial relational database system for
> large multi-juridictional agencies.
> It uses approximately 250 related tables,
> about 200 forms, 5500 fields, 24x7x365@99.99
> reliability real time. The table/form/field
> requirements expand with every release.

I'm talking about *user interfaces* and you are talking about the number
of fields in a relational database. I'm talking about URL-addressable,
cross-platform, portal-integrated, zero-install user interfaces and you
are comparing JavaScript to Oracle.

What we have here is a failure to communicate. I'm out.

  Paul Prescod

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