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[REBOL] Re: CitrusWeb sample - so you want to edit?

From: ed:brittlestar at: 21-Mar-2004 9:03

Max wrote:
> > Agreed. Although many would argue that requiring a browser plug-in at
all is
> > a step backwards... > > in what way... > > I can now promote my application without even needing a user to know about
> ...
As a developer, I like that there is now a new option for deploying REBOL apps. Despite the obvious benefits of the plug-in approach, however, there are some potential problems: - Users cannot view your browser-based Reblet until they download the plug-in and lower their browser security. Many simply won't do this just for a website/app. - Browser-based applets/flash interfaces (esp. those that require installation of a plug-in) are widely opposed by the Internet users. Java and Flash first made their first forays in the browser, and the backlash adversely impacted their adoption on the desktop. - Plug-in versioning. This was one of the main headaches of using plug-ins in the past. I don't want to sound negative about the plug-in, because I really am happy to have it available as an option. However, I expect announcements to the various communities as well as the industry/press to be mostly indifferent. Hopefully REBOLers will create some jaw-dropping apps that bring about a broad-scale re-evaluation of REBOL's great capabilities. Ed