[whatwg] about rich internat applications
dean at edwards.name
Mon Jun 7 07:32:56 PDT 2004
Didier PH Martin wrote:
> Having now done several rich internet applications I discovered that
> form the practical point of view something like the CSS behavior as
> proposed by Microsoft can help develop and implement most of the
> requirements specified in your document about web applications. Here are
> the benefits:
i believe it is already the intention of this group to implement the
intended extensions using behavioral technology on a microsoft platform.
there are some implementation issues with dhtml behaviors.
* path problems
URLs of behaviors are *always* relative to the containing (x)html page
not the CSS file. very annoying.
* server problems
some server configurations mangle HTC files. also annoying but can
usually be fixed.
not sure how explorer caches behaviors. but i'm sure it's not pretty.
* memory leaks
i've been assured that behaviors leak memory. apparently *all* explorer
apps leak memory (due to poor js model)
yep. behaviors crash the browser like nothing else. this is most common
in testing phases (see caching above). from what i know this affects
particular builds of explorer more than others.
other than that i can only agree that behaviors are the way to go!
hope that the group finds this information useful (and not too depressing).
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