dean at edwards.name
Mon Jul 19 12:51:50 PDT 2004
Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Jim Ley wrote:
> I might remind you that nothing is stopping anyone from creating a
> pure script solution, and both the pure script and HTC efforts may even
> cooperate and reuse each other's code.
>>> In the message, Dean specifies the following as problems:
>>> 4) Memory leaks, which seems to be a problem with IE JScript in general.
>>> 5) Crashes, which he says are far more likely in the testing phase.
>> Yep, these sound pretty f'ing alarming for release quality
>> web-applications !
5) HTCs don't randomly crash otherwise there would be no way i would
advocate their use. crashes may occur when you are developing/testing
HTCs. this can make them a pain to work with at times and means that you
have to clear your cache periodically. but this is purely a development
>>> You've been given every opportunity to suggest markup that
>>> gracefully degrades as opposed to "last ditch degradation",
>> I've done that, so far it's being rejected primarily because it is not
>> supportable by HTC's!
it was rejected because the <object> element does not reside in the DOM.
furthermore, there would be no need to attach an HTC to an <object> as
you can already define a custom interface for it. i still like the
<object> idea though and there may be a way round the DOM problem...
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