AJAX => APAX? Or: is there support for python in browsers?

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com
Tue Nov 15 15:04:54 CET 2005

Roger Erens wrote:
> Hello,
> I remember that the first time I read about Python as a programming
> language was when reading the W3C's HTML 4.01 specification a few years
> ago. In the section on objects, images and applets
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/objects.html) an example was given
> like
> <P><OBJECT classid="http://www.miamachina.it/analogclock.py">
> <PARAM name="height" value="40" valuetype="data">
> <PARAM name="width" value="40" valuetype="data">
> This user agent cannot render Python applications.
> It's also in the XHTML2.0 specification. Now, is this just a theoretical
> example? Or is there a browser that _does_ support python scripts? Or do
> we have to place our bets on the Mozilla 1.9 milestone with hard work
> being done by Mark Hammond?
> I'm asking because of all the AJAX hype going on. I'd like rather not
> delve too deep into JavaScript and use Python instead.
> Any insights to be shared?
> Cheers,
> Roger

Take a look at this kit:


It seems that this is a python programmer that has created JavaScript
functions that "feel" a lot like Python.  May just be a transitional
way to go, but I thought it was interesting anyway.

-Larry Bates

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