[Web-SIG] Grail resurrection
gward at python.net
Sat Nov 22 11:19:30 EST 2003
On 18 November 2003, Terry Hancock said:
> On Friday 14 November 2003 09:41 pm, Greg Ward wrote:
> > As near as I can tell, Java applets are dead dead dead -- and good
> > riddance. Java's a decent programming language, but the idea of
> > embedding it in a web browser has got to be one of the all-time
> > clunkers.
> Why? Because of problems with Java or with the applet concept?
> The former I might agree with, but not the latter.
Sorry, but I'm deliberately not going to answer this here. It's
off-topic for this sig, which is supposed to be about improving the
support for common web programming tasks (both server- and client-side)
in the Python standard library.
(Maybe someday I'll write up a rant about why applets in particular, and
fancy-shmancy dynamic web content in general, suck. Not today, though.)
> I've been wondering since this list was established whether a
> Python applet browser plugin is *on-topic* for web-sig or not?
If the above paragraph is an accurate assessment of the web-sig's
charter, then I would say not.
Greg Ward <gward at python.net> http://www.gerg.ca/
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