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[REBOL] Re: /View browser plugin

From: chris:ross-gill at: 18-Apr-2001 10:43

Hi Richard,
> I just want to ask you if you plan to continue with developing > the /View browser plugin. I think it should be next step (after > releasing of /View) how to speed-up the rebolution. Consider the > possibility to run /View script in brwoser's window...this will give > Rebol another dimension (and ofcourse atract lots of "browsing" > people). Remember the way how MACROMEDIA FLASH became > standard...Anyway I would like to know your(not only Carl's) point > of /view
I personally don't think /View layouts suit the browser environment. I do think /View is capable of creating rich and varied interfaces for many different applications without the need of being stuck inside a web page. Also, I think the plug-in would be more platform specific than /View intends to be - not sure about that one. /View will grow if: Companies adopt it for whatever. or The rest of us (especially we, the early users) create compelling content and encourage casual 'browsing people' to download it so they can marvel at how wonderful, fast and interactive it all is. There are many areas in which /View can be used to produce the 'killer app'. On one level, though, browser integration is important. If I type a REB address - such as (me, plugging? no way) - I would wish the script to run, in the way a .pdf or a .doc would open, only not inline. This way, I could hyperlink from a web page to a /View script - this doesn't happen with the default Windows version with IE. - Chris