[BUGA] XML: Missed the boat?
blcoleman at iinet.net.au
Tue Jan 18 01:01:05 CST 2005
Quoting Jason Tan <jtan at groundhog.com.au>:
> I see that there are a lot off applciations that are dirven on the
> server side which add a reasonable amount of complexity to the apps when
> they probably don't need to be - except that browser writers have not
> implemented the aprts of HTTP that would allow for writing and
> sysadmins/webmasters have typcially disabled that funtionality - to such
> an extent that virtually no one uses those features - but every one
> installs blogs, phpBB style bulletin boards etc etc which are probalby
> more complex than they need to be.
k, gota now. To a certain point that is true, browsers that only impliment a
subset of the full functionility have resulted in a move from client to server
incompleate/buggy implimentations, browsers promoting customised extentions
and/or yet to be released versions of ECMAScript it is a wonder that you can
even get "hello world" working :(
And thats assuming it even supported on the browser...
Hence when I use it I always try to insure that the app dosn't really require
it for the base functionality.
But on the other hand... CPU grunt is cheap these days.... a little bit of
reinventing the wheel is not the end of the world.
> But my inital point was that the web is not designed as a read only shop
Or for the massive amount of Nigian scam emails I'm receiving right now. After
working in finiance processing bussiness there is NO way I'm giving them my
details.....after all I know what I could do with banking details if I was a
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