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Re: [Axiom-developer] Tiddly Axiom Wiki

From: Bob McElrath
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Tiddly Axiom Wiki
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:59:15 -0700
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Kai Kaminski address@hidden wrote:
> Hi Bob!
> Bob McElrath wrote:
> >Please play with it, I hope it can be a means of discussing exactly how
> >(and if) we want to involve a web browser in all this.
> > 
> I played with it and I like it a lot. I haven't looked at the source 
> code yet. I also think that eventually we will have to use sockets 
> instead of pipes, as AJAX only works over sockets. There might be some 
> Mozilla specific feature that allows something similar for pipes but I'm 
> not sure if we should give up portability so easily.

I think we should give up portability so easily.  We should write to the
standards XML/XHTML/MathML/SVG, and the only browser which supports all
this in one document is Mozilla.  Furthermore our application can be an
XPCOM component, and therefore not be restricted to the minimalistic set
of API's available to javascript.

One of the biggest problems with this example is that the file reads
will block if you're not careful.  AJAX won't have this problem.  But, I
leave hacking a web server into axiom to you.  ;)

Bob McElrath [Univ. of California at Davis, Department of Physics]

    "One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen
    these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding
    fathers used in the great struggle for independence." --Charles A. Beard

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