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Re: complexity

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 14:06:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0404201404510.1138@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Christoph [ISO-8859-1] Päper wrote:
>
> *Ian Hickson*:
>>
>> Any browser that doesn't aim to be an application platform would find
>> itself severely locked out of large parts of the Web.
>
> If that was true, why isn't there a WAL, a Web Application Language? It might
> be true for intranets, though.

Why indeed.

   http://www.w3.org/2004/04/webapps-cdf-ws/

At the moment most Web-based applications abuse HTML, CSS and the DOM to
quite impressive lengths. See, e.g., voidwars.com for an example of a
quite impressive application delivered using current Web technologies.

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