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[REBOL] Re: HTML/Javascript vs REBOL plugin (was Re: CitrusWeb sample - so you want to edit?)

From: luke::marmaladefoo::com at: 20-Mar-2004 10:34

If anyone would like to integrate the REBOL plugin into CitrusWeb or write a REBOL/View front end, they are very welcome. I'd love to see that. My personal view of where REBOL generates the best value is mainly at the back end/server side, and then use HTML and javascript as a client side technology. HTML is going to be viewable by anyone on any platform for a very long time. For me, its the clear choice if you want to have painless technology adoption. Javascript/DHTML is rich enough for most user interface aspects, and the web is all about links which is what HTML is all about. How would a rebsite (or a flashsite etc) get searched by Google?? The aim for CitrusWeb - as a web application framework - is to use graceful degradation for all its main navigation features (so if you turn off javascript you get a plain HTML rendition instead). As everyone knows :-) graceful degradation is (1) just best web design practice (2) totally necessary from an accessibility point of view (3) and it means webbots like google etc can crawl your website and ensure you get the best exposure You cant so easily do the same when a client side technology is being used (Flash, Java, REBOL plugin for IE). Best Wishes - Luke On 20 Mar 2004, at 9:38, Carl Read wrote:
> > To use the new Rebol browser plug in to replace the > > javascript navigation tool you have... > > I wouldn't use it as a replacement just yet. As an > alternative for sure, but until it's available for all the > major browsers on Windows, Linux and Mac, javascript > shouldn't be dropped for editing. > > Other people's experiences will differ, but take a look at > this litte thread... > > > /expand/176 > > as an example of the hassles of believing that 90% of > everyone uses Windows & IE. > > -- > Carl Read > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, just send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with unsubscribe as the subject. >
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