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Nor a zero-footprint install. And if what follows
as applications are XML wall-to-wall, they won't
be exactly small either. As I said, we tried this
with the MID. As the client application becomes
complex, the file sizes become staggering and that is
just for the basic widgets. Anything going on inside
the window (and that is most of the app) still has
to be built, but assuming n-tier, that is server
side or middleware.
Of course the issue here is that a browser client
of that size and capability begins to take over
the operating system. That is precisely what
the open source groups want (Revenge of the
Ghost of Netscape) and what MS and other
platform vendors have to consider going forward.
It will be fun to see someone try to build MS Word
and Excel in SVG/XForms.
From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:email@example.com]
A browser-platform that understands [X]HTML/XForms/SVG/etc is not exactly what I'd call a thin client. ;)