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[REBOL] Re: [] -- REBsite access

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 22-Jul-2004 5:21

> I don't use the Desktop very often, but whenever I do I'm always impressed
> how quick it is to run REBOL scripts from the Net - and how under-developed > the Desktop is for making this easy. No bookmarks, no forward button,
> etc.
The biggest "etc" that makes the desktop very difficult to use is that it won't work with URLs that contain parameters. That's a very big limitation. Example: my first attempt at making a Rebsite involved this CGI program: If you cut'n'paste that into a browser, you'll see that it returns a Reb Index file that contains a line: file "Scripts" Same program, different parameter. And if you cut'n'paste that, you'll see that you are drilling down the Script Library one level at a time. Simple, and -- I thought -- elegant. But it won't work in the Reb desktop -- try it and you'll see what I mean. Instead, we had to treat Reb access to like building a static index -- the Rebsite-build program generates over 100 Reb Index files, each with a unique name -- and it needs to be rerun each time a script changes. That's messy. Sunanda.