[html5] Could HTML5 apps replace Desktop apps?

Rik Sagar org.whatwg at sagar.org
Tue Oct 16 11:15:21 PDT 2012

I think hybrid apps are more powerful.  I like to use HTML5 for the UI
layer, but do the heavy lifting in native code.

I think it's a model that can be put to good use with PhoneGap/Cordova.  As
I understand it, they allow native code modules to call directly into HTML5
(and vice-versa).

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Jukka K. Korpela <
jukka.k.korpela at kolumbus.fi> wrote:

> 2012-10-16 2:43, Victor Martínez wrote:
>> Lately I've been seeing a lot of hype (from Google and Mozilla mostly)
>> about how powerful HTML5 apps are getting, and I can certainly attest to
>> that. HTML5 apps are really gaining a lot of leverage. I currently use
>> Google Drive (formally Docs) for a lot of my school work, and I can say
>> it's pretty powerful. So I can really see a lot of web apps taking over the
>> Desktop apps. I see a lot advantages to doing this. What do you guys think?
>> Could web apps, the cloud, take over? Is the take over already here?
> There's a lot going on in the area of "HTML5 applications", but it is
> mostly tangential to what is called "HTML5" at W3C and "HTML Living
> Standard" at WHATWG. "HTML5 application" has become a common expression,
> but it has little to do with HTML5; instead, it refers to programming
> applications in JavaScript, with the intent of running them in browser
> engines. For this, you need at least a little piece of HTML and in practice
> CSS as well. But there is no specific need for a particular version of HTML.
> What is called "HTML5" at W3C and "HTML Living Standard" at WHATWG
> contains many features that are application-oriented, aimed (among other
> things) making it easier to create "HTML5 applications". For example,
> application cache and localStorage. But useful as they may be, on
> supporting browsers, they are not necessary for "HTML5 applications".
> --
> Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~**jkorpela/ <http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/>
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