Kura: was: TECH: PNG files
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 11, 1999, 19:38|
On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, Charles wrote:
> It will eventually become clear to everyone, what I've been ragging
> on since 1996, that ***THE BROWSER IS THE ONLY INTERFACE***.
> Applications must abandon all entanglements with interfacing code.
> Just plain HTML is all the user ever sees. On the server side,
> it is whatever the developer wants. This opens up the potential for
> web-based services, not caring what kind of browser or OS the users have.
I think you're right, but for the moment the problem with state
is not solved - not even by using Zope. Besides, there's the
problem that not all interfaces translate neatly to the Web, and
that web-based applications still can't offer the many conveniences
of a well-integrated desktop application.
But I'm developing a bit of code to generate the presentation of the
data, and that will use HTML. (In fact just like KFM, the KDE
file manager - the window which shows all the files is just a HTML
viewer.) So the presentation of the data will quite easily transfer
to a web-based interface. In general, I think web-based interfaces
are top-notch for the exploring of data (making in this case for
a truly interactive grammar), but desktop based interfaces are a tad
more comfortable for the entering of data.
> > better. That's the best of Python, you can redevelop less succesful
> > parts of a project without much exercise.
> You really shouldn't need to do fancy interfacing though,
> or require anything of the user beyond some browser ...
> OK, in this case you need a local web server and database too.
> Well, everybody should have Linux anyway!!!
It's just the interface between the application logic and the
database - a kind of middleware component. What I'd really like
would be a public server, running a database, that everyone can
connect too - if Essle (my server) is online, and you know the
IP adress, you could login to my database easily, even with the
version of Kura as it is now.
Boudewijn Rempt | http://denden.conlang.org/~bsarempt