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Re: Web Scripting Languages (was: Re: two-way communication in html)

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 14:55:29 PST
To: FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com
Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org
Message-Id: <95Mar6.145531pst.2763@golden.parc.xerox.com>
One simple and powerful application for a scripting language interface
in the web is to have the notion of `expires' be an expression that is
evaluated in some safe language. That is: at what point should this
client contact that server in order to update the information
contained therein?

The `expires' expression should be evaluatable in terms of time,
location of client, or a variety of `shared variables', which might
require client-side participation in a state variable maintenance
system, but would generalize the web protocols in an interesting and
safe way.

(The work on Mobisaic at last year's Web conference used this idea,
and I found it attractive.)
Received on Monday, 6 March 1995 17:56:16 UTC

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