[whatwg] about rich internat applications

Frank Krul Frank.Krul at morganstanley.com
Wed Jun 9 10:37:59 PDT 2004

> Hi Frank. I wasn't arguing that reliability, ease of programmer use, 
> and performance are enough for a standard to win; I was just 
> emphasizing them because I wasn't hearing others talk about them, and 
> I think they very important to a standard winning, though not enough.
You're right of course, I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents by pointing 
out (that in my opinion) the best scenario is to continue browser 
development.  Those of us in the financial World are running out of 
options for rich client side Web-based clients for representing complex 
market data/real-time info......page refreshes and Iframes don't cut 
it.  I don't want to force Flash, or java applets on anybody, but what 
else our our options?  Enabling Active X controls in our end-users 
browsers?  Ouch.

These browsers are reaching critical mass with the end-user feature set 
(pop-up blocking, tabs, modifiable chromes), the market needs new 
standards for developers, otherwise everyone is going to be creating 
proprietary javascript APIs to emulate these needed behaviors.  I don't 
want my Web developers to be supporting that kind of scenario.

Frank Krul

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