Advice on sending images to clients over network

Paul McNett p at ulmcnett.com
Sun Jul 22 20:36:01 CEST 2007


Calvin Spealman wrote:
> On 7/22/07, Paul McNett <p at ulmcnett.com> wrote:
>> Paul Rubin wrote:
>> > Frank Millman <frank at chagford.com> writes:
>> >> Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
>> >
>> > Why on earth don't you write the whole thing as a web app instead of
>> > a special protocol?  Then just use normal html tags to put images
>> > into the relevant pages.
>>
>> I believe he has a full desktop client app, not a web app. Believe it or
>> not, there's still a solid place for desktop applications even in this
>> ever-increasing webified world.
>>
>> Use the right tool for the job...
> 
> There is no reason that something being a "desktop app" means they
> can't use HTTP instead of reinventing the protocol wheel all over
> again.

Absolutely! Which is why I recommended setting up an httpd to serve the 
images...

I interpreted Paul Rubin's response to say "rewrite the whole thing 
(client, server, everything) as a web app".

Cheers!


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