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[REBOL] Re: rebol and kiosk systems embedding ...

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 12-Oct-2002 12:17

Hi Petr I will read your post more carefully.. but my first reaction since I have also thought about REBOL and kiosks is: REBOL - invisible back-end network and database engineering FLASH - visible front-end user interface With Oldes' %make-swf.r you can use Rebol to dynamically a lot of Flash also. Running through a flash interface would allow you to *filter* urls in many ways. You can even run a REBOL Web server or rugby as a router service and have flash urls go through that. Flash interface can be full screen but also a single entry form or invisible dot on a web page. The MSIE SDK kit I tried out a couple of years ago was made for kiosks and it let one disable lots of stuff, customize the iconographics etc. Then it was a free download, but needed an application form to get them to send you the CD. Perhaps now Mozilla would be a much better replacement for it , perhaps not. One very good advantage of MSIE6 which I have been learning about is that it has an excellent XML/XSLT processor built in it. XSLT is quite rebolistic though it does not appear so at first look. Your post certainly prompts me to catch up on Mozilla Kiosk potential. FlashMX might handle what you need without a browser, running as standalone.It can still launch a browser. The third-party wrappers for Flash allow much more control and access to the operating system. It is very interesting problem. I hope your keep the list regularly posted on the project. Good luck! ./Jason