[html5] Best option for Fully Interactive Content in HTML 5.0

Tatham Oddie tatham at oddie.com.au
Thu Mar 18 14:43:52 PDT 2010

I think your biggest hurdle here will be a performant network connection.


VNC/RDP/etc are all binary based protocols for a reason. JS isn't designed
to handle such low level communications and proxying it via some sort of
VNC/RDP to XML/JSON translation bridge is going to kill the performance.


HTML5 + canvas + JavaScript should do everything else you need.




Tatham Oddie

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On Behalf Of John Eke
Sent: Thursday, 18 March 2010 10:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [html5] Best option for Fully Interactive Content in HTML 5.0


Hi Nathan,

I am guessing my answer might be no as well. In not so many words, heres the
real question:

What would be the least painful, and most appropriate way, given the
advances with HTML 5.0 to have a plugin/app on the browser that could
connect to a remote desktop via VNC, RDP, or any other technology that could
do screen rendering? This would also imply forwarding mouse and keyboard

Currently I am usign a flash based solution, I am just wondering if there
are any HTML 5.0 features that can get me away from flash cleanly


John E

Nathan Ziarek wrote: 

Assuming I'm understanding correctly, I think the technical answer is "no".
HTML5+JavaScript, however, are fully capable of hover and click events
(mouse in, mouse out, double click, etc, and there plenty of frameworks to
further support gestures, if you so wanted).
I'm not quite sure I understand the question, though, since that has been
available since I started working on the web 10+ years ago.
Maybe you can elaborate?
On Mar 17, 2010, at 11:34 PM, John Eke wrote:

Hello all,

>From what I have read so far, I can see that HTML 5.0 will make browsers
have better support for streaming audio and video. This helps reduce the
dependency on plugins but I was wondering if there are any widgets or tags
in HTML 5 that can process click events for instance. Maybe a better way to
put it is" are there any new features in HTML 5.0 that at least come close
to what flash plugins do? Other than just streaming video or audio?

John E
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