Flash -vs- Applets

Bryan Sant bryan.sant at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 12:34:12 MST 2006

On 11/15/06, Matthew Walker <rorith at kydance.net> wrote:
> 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.

What if the RIA didn't break your back button.  Gmail for example seem
to handle the back button correctly.  Let's assume that the RIA didn't
"break your browser", would you still be opposed to an applet?


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