Re: Refocusing on HTML

Paul Prescod (
Tue, 03 Sep 1996 16:47:27 -0400

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Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 16:47:27 -0400
To: "Greg A. Smith" <>,
From: Paul Prescod <>
Subject: Re: Refocusing on HTML

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