[REBOL] Newbie question
From: scot:ski2die at: 24-Jan-2002 18:55
First, I have to say thanks to Brett Handley for answering a bunch of
wandering questions for me off the list and suggesting that I sign up for it
and ask some of them here. From what I've seen so far, this list is like
many of the developer lists out there- full of people willing to lend their
expertise. Thanks all!
Ok, the questions.
Let's say you have a server with Command installed on it. I understand that
.r files will be interpreted by Command before being spit out to the world.
Q1: If the .r files are have nothing more than text input and output, like
any other CGI script, will they work in any standard browser? Can Netscape
or IE display the dynamic information to a wandering web surfer from say, a
Forum script written in Rebol that doesn't need View to see it in action?
Q2: Is there a way to get Rebol to interpret .r files on my desktop through
a local Rebol server so I don't have to bring View up each time I want to
pull up a .r file? In Miva (a CGI scripting language I use - miva.com) I
can set up a local Miva server and have my .mv files go through it by using
127.0.0.1 as the IP address in the URL line which lets me test everything in
any browser on my system.
Q3: Ok, now let's say you have a server with Command installed and a bunch
of .r files that take advantage of the graphical interface of View as well
as, let's say, some ODBC database stuff. How does the server let the local
machine know that View needs to run this particular .r file? For example,
if a person wanted to put that RebTris.r (demo tetris game) on a website for
visitors to play from the server, how would they be notified that View is
needed, or is that up to me?
Reason I ask is that I'm in a group that is building a large scale
application that needs to be able to execute from the net on personal
computers, and Rebol seems to be the way to go, but my inexperience gets in
the way of being able to understand some of the more technical aspects.