GUI definition for web and desktop

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at
Sun Feb 3 21:33:47 CET 2008

> >> On the other hand, if you want pure HTML for your web app, maybe you
> should
> >> consider making the desktop app HTML-based, too?
> >
> > Jorge Godoy brought that up too, sounds pretty good, but how would
> > that work? The desktop app would launch a mini webserver and the user
> > would use his/her browser that connnects to the local web server?
> That's a common solution. There's the webbrowser module, which allows you to
> start a webbrowser in a platform independent way. The rest would be server
> driven.
> > is there a GUI toolkit library for python which can render html?
> At least GTK comes with libgtkhtml, but I bet there are others, too.

Thanks a lot!


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