I am fed up with Python GUI toolkits...

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Sat Jul 23 08:36:02 CEST 2011


Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:

>sturlamolden wrote:
>
>> Or should modern deskop apps be written with something completely
>> different, such as HTML5?
>
>I hope not! HTML is great for web pages, but not
>everything should be a web page.

I don't think your glibness is justified.  There is a legitimate appeal to
this notion.  The fact is that MANY APIs can be completely and adequately
described by HTML.  It provides a very natural separation of presentation
and behavior.  Without style sheets, you can describe simple APIs very
compactly and let the renderer do positioning.  With style sheets, you can
get very complete control over the look and feel.

This is very similar to what Microsoft has done with Windows Presentation
Foundation, except that they are using a more sophisticated XML DTD.
-- 
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.



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