Flash -vs- Applets

Blake Barnett shadoi at nanovoid.com
Wed Nov 15 12:10:24 MST 2006


On Nov 15, 2006, at 10:53 AM, Michael L Torrie wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 11:05 -0700, 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?
>
> I think for rich, internet-delivered applications, WebStart is an even
> better method than applets, ajax, or flash.  Such applications are
> web-delivered but run standalone, and aren't even in the web  
> browser so
> you aren't tempted to try clicking on the back button.  I find the web
> browser as an application-delivery mechanism is a pain no matter if it
> is flash, ajax, or java applets.  While ajax has helped web pages be
> more dynamic, and enabled things like gmail to work almost as well  
> as a
> standalone app, I think shoehorning everything into a web browser pane
> is a mistake.

So by that logic, all they have to do is open a browser window with  
no controls and you'd be happy with that?  ;)

-Blake



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