Re: Refocusing on HTML

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Tue, 03 Sep 1996 16:47:27 -0400


Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19960903204727.009930a4@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 16:47:27 -0400
To: "Greg A. Smith" <gasmith@advtech.uswest.com>,
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: Refocusing on HTML
Cc: www-html@w3.org

At 11:26 AM 9/3/96 -0600, Greg A. Smith wrote:
>Java is one of the alternatives.  But as soon as we leave the well
>understood, easy-to-implement world of HTML forms and CGIs, our 
>development costs, time schedule, uncertainty and risk all take 
>a big jump. Managers are not eager to enter the unexplored territory
>of bleeding edge Java development.  

Most likely this component already exists as a Java applet. You probably
just have to buy or download it. Why don't you ask around in an html
authoring newsgroup or a Java development newsgroup. Implementing a
multicolumn listbox isn't brain surgery. It must have been done already.

 Paul Prescod