RE: The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wa rs!
There is one additional point, and that is, the generic client has to handle multiple languages which of course web browsers do. I do wonder what the overhead of that is, but given the managed code idea, it can't be horrific. The reason I bring it up is that one advantage of say, VFP, is the Fox language itself. It is easy to work in a relational system given the commands available. Productivity is part of the equation here. I doubt that I would want to spend a lot of time designing forms first in SVG, then writing generic scripts to do the job of a compiled app language. Again, I like SVG. I am also rooting for X3D. The most compelling experience I've had on the web was the Cybertown concerts. Real time 3D is something mysteriously evocative because after just a bit of experience, it really does become like being there, warts and all. So a forms-based system may be the day gig bread and butter, but at night, avatars rule. The future may be something a lot more different than say, XForms or XDocs will support. But then, as I said, nothing is inevitable. len
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