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Re: Excessive techno-babble

From: Jonathan Share <jshare@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 10:50:49 +0100
To: "Trace Bond" <tbond@ctv.ca>
Cc: "'public-webapi@w3.org'" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.th95mzwdcjlee5@localhost.localdomain>

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 06:14:08 +0100, Trace Bond <tbond@ctv.ca> wrote:

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> 3) An example of a future "Web Application"/"Rich Web Client" might be
> illuminating. Allow me to suggest one and you can then tell me whether my
> understanding of these concepts has any foundation: my suggestion is a
> "WebDraw" program and here is how it could be used:
>
> A grafic artist waiting in an airport lounge decides to work on his
> drawings. He/she finds an Internet-connected computer located in the  
> lounge,
> starts its browser and downloads the "WebDraw" program from the "WebDraw"
> Internet server. Using a file-download interface (enabled by the proposed
> "File upload? API to manipulate files on the client"), he selects a PNG
> grafic file from his own file server located back in his hometown. The  
> file
> is downloaded to the airport computer where the "WebDraw" program copies  
> it
> to memory and displays it on-screen. The artist wields the computer's  
> mouse
> to-and-fro and "WebDraw" (using the proposed "DOM Level 3 Events") adds
> lines & shapes to the drawing. When his airplane is about to board, he
> closes the "WebDraw" program which copies the modified memory to a file  
> and
> uploads it to his hometown file server for safe-keeping.
>
> This kind of functionality can now be accomplished using Java
> applets/applications, but it would be great if this capability was part  
> of
> some standard ideal "W3C Web Browser" (and pigs could fly ;-)). Please  
> tell
> me if this "WebDraw" example represents the challenge faced by your  
> working
> group?
> 	-Trace Bond

Actually most of what you have described here is possible today using the  
standards defined by the W3C and WHAT-WG. Check out this Opera Widget for  
an example.

http://widgets.opera.com/widget/4647

Jon

*snip*
Received on Tuesday, 31 October 2006 13:31:38 GMT

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