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From: Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 07:44:22 -0700
Message-ID: <fa2eab050908040744m1b2b22a3p67e9256e706db852@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 1:08 AM, Mike Wilson <mikewse at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Michael Nordman wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 2:37 PM, Mike Wilson wrote:
> > > Btw, another reflection is that this mail thread is about
> > > introducing a client/server model in the browser. Some
> > > mentions of complex code in the background page, f ex building
> > > the HTML for the visible window, make me think of traditional
> > > server-centric webapps, but inside the browser. I've made
> > > the below table to illustrate this, and I mean to point out
> > > similarities between traditional server-centric and the new
> > > background_page-centric webapps, and between client-centric
> > > and visible-centric webapps. Maybe this can inspire some new
> > > thoughts.
> >
> > Yes... client/server model in the browser... good observation... and a
> > good way to think about the direction I would like to see things go.
> > Incidentally, that line of thinking is my motivation for the
> > introduction of  script-generated responses in this (HTML5) system
> > design.
>
> Ah, I seem to have missed that. Makes total sense for offline
> as it probably makes it a lot easier to port server-centric
> apps to the cache, and well, there is already a concept of
> serving files (although only static).
>
> It's not a small thing to add, but if this is taken further I
> think coordination should be done with current inititatives
> using JS in server-side web platform designs, such as:
>  ServerJS WSGI https://wiki.mozilla.org/ServerJS/WSGI
>    (several products pointed to by comparison table)
>  Joyent Smart http://becoming.smart.joyent.com/index.html
>  + other stuff using EnvJS, etc...
>
> This would make it easier to move code between server and
> client, simplifying creation of distributed and offline apps.


Exactly! (and thnx for the pointers)
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