[FoRK] Why AJAX?
Gavin Thomas Nicol
Wed Oct 12 10:45:13 PDT 2005
On Oct 11, 2005, at 3:50 PM, Reza B'Far wrote:
> You're right... There was a time that I thought XForms was going to
> everything... The spec certainly is very promising... but, without
> in IE and Mozilla, XForms is not getting far.
No... my hopes lie somewhat with SVG right now...
> I totally agree with you on more distribution of the computing
> tasks. I
> personally prefer to push things out to the edge when possible,
> though there
> are arguments on both sides and it ends up being project specific,
Yes, but the idea of passing around closure/continuations leads you
to the though of "Hmmm. How much of that can be serialised into
something like XML?" and then you end up with a different perspective
on UI's and applications... one which leads to true mobile
applications that are platform agnostic.
> 1) Most people who're called "Software Engineers" not really being
> Engineers at all.
> 2) Economics of it: people use buzz words to make money (many
> ways, idiots keep their jobs, some folks raise money with buzz
> words, etc.).
That describes most of the '90s to me...
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