Flash -vs- Applets
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Nov 15 12:01:41 MST 2006
On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 11:14:03AM -0700, Matthew Walker wrote:
> On Wed, November 15, 2006 11:05 am, Bryan Sant wrote:
> > Now that Java is going GPL, does that change your opion about applets
> > as an end user? Would you prefer to see a rich web interface in
> > OpenLaszlo (Flash-based) or a Java Applet? How about an applet or
> > applets in a page instead of AJAX?
> Any 'rich interface' that breaks my back and forward buttons is bad design.
> Any 'rich interface' that I can't bookmark and return to the same state
> (barring login issues, form submissions, etc) is bad design.
> So... no. I'm not a fan of Java/Flash, and in many cases AJAX. They break
> the functionality of my browser in rude ways.
Also, any 'rich interface' that unnecessarily throws huge amounts of
data at the browser is unnecessarily rude to folks on dial-up, pay per
use Internet access and other special cases.
A great many 'rich interface' apps also break relevant HTML/XHTML
standard(s), CSS standards, etc., which makes them fragile, slow to
load and may break on my browser.
A great many 'rich interface' are the products of people who haven't
yet figured out that the Web is not print, just as it took a lot of
people a long time to figure out that TV != radio.
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