the web client interface was RE: Two link questions
>What is more questionable in the assertion made elsewhere that >hypertext (eg browser based web pages) is the >only realistic client for the web. It condemms complex >operations to novice mode. Because any compute >process is linearizable doesn't mean it is a good idea >for any given case. Certainly doesn't mean it's a bad idea for every case either. Anyway the linearity of a solution may be bad or good depending on how many other solutions the architecture supports and on how that architecture allows the solution to interact with other solutions in its space. >Previous, Next, etc. condemn >one to be novice forever and given a poor cache, >a lot of traffic to move when it would be better >to load a coarser chunk to a smarter client. Yeah but the problem there is that the page which is loaded into the browser, the browser being the novice interface, can have an attendant expert interface/capabilities, the novice interface hosts the advanced. I'll admit that one doesn't see this too often, but it sometimes does happen.
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