Issues of state

Steve Holden steve at
Fri Aug 10 12:35:48 CEST 2007

greg wrote:
> Jay Loden wrote:
>> Like most things involving dynamic client side-javascript code and AJAX
>> technology, it's a lot harder than you'd like it to be to solve the problem, but
>> in cases where the Back button is really an issue, it's worth the effort.
> So if you're willing to put in a huge amount of time,
> effort and ingenuity, it's possible to overcome a
> problem that only existed in the first place because
> you chose an inappropriate technique for implementing
> a user interface...
Exactly my point. Once you start to involve a complex framework to 
handle state and interactions you see less and less advantage to 
"desktop web" applications, since it's hard to match the directness and 
simplicity of a native GUI.

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