Browser front-end, python back-end

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Jan 29 17:51:46 CET 2003

"Changjune Kim" <juneaftn at> wrote in message
news:b183jj$ss8$1 at
> > A downloaded Javascript or Shockwave game is literally a whole
> > different game.  But then the browser is being used as the engine
> > well as the user interface (in which case, one might just as well
> > something like PyGame).  It seemed to me that the OP was talking
> > a HTML-served image-map game with the browser serving as just the

> JavaScript and Servlet can be as thin as possible -- a sort of
proxy. The
> server side does the rest of the stuff. IOW, the server can update
> html(as in DOM) of the client's browser.

Then it is not a downloaded game.

Perhaps it is possible to write a servlet that gets the updated html
and *smoothly* updates the screen without jerking the image around.  I
do not know.

What I do know is that paid professional programmers at commercial
sites have written games that blink and jerk.  I was simply suggesting
to the OP that he not do the same.


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