[whatwg] Why not JavaScript?

john arbour arbour42 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 9 18:30:55 PDT 2004

Hi Didier

I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that if WHAT
provides such a data-bound framework, it would be a
killer app -- or as the Be OS people used to say, a
"tractor app" -- at least as large as Apache.

I've been searching high and low for such a
cross-platform world for the last couple years, and
nothing has been the "nirvana" - the RAD of Delphi db
apps, automatic upgrades, no install, open-source, and
a rich widget set. (Of course, as you know, this is
what MS's XAML is all about).  WHAT has the potential
to be a major force.

--- Didier PH Martin <martind at netfolder.com> wrote:
> Hi John

> > If
> > they had been written in a cross-platofrm
> environment
> > like WHAT, which gives a fast, RAD (data-bound
> > control) framework, it would be SO SO much easier
> for
> > them to switch OS's.
> I share the same point of view. Otherwise it brings
> very little value to the
> table.
> Cheers
> Didier PH Martin

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