Another php problem?
george at galis.org
Sun Mar 24 07:46:05 PST 2002
On Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 11:01:23PM -0800, Tracy R Reed wrote:
>On Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 09:24:08PM -0800, Joakim Ryden wrote:
>> i'm not entirely sure what kind of web application it is that you
>> describe above but it would seem to me that as long as a web application
>> produces compliant html pages and the programmer keeps the code within
>> reasonable security limits (just as any programmer would, be he a web
>> application developer or whatever) what's the problem?
>I agree with John and Stewart. Web apps suck. We use a lot of them at MP3
>and they are better than nothing and I like that they are accessable from
>any platform any where but have you ever tried to do data entry in a web
>app? Or move from screen to screen rapidly like you can in a native app
>that runs on the local machine? You are stuck with rudimentary HTML forms
>and have to wait several seconds (on a good day) for the server to process
>the page and present the next one. You can't navigate a web app like you
>can a traditional app either. Try taking a fairly complicated native app
>and port it to the web. It doesn't work. We get by with web apps for
>relatively basic stuff but there are much better ways to do it if only
>there were standards to implement them with.
Right, but there is always terminal (even X) windows. Guess a lot
of people can't use X though. Probably should be a proportionally
spaced form app that works something like pdf forms but is more like
a terminal, can you think of any apps to base it on? Browsers come
to mind... actually the biggest problem is the rendering of html
forms! Imagine radio buttons that changed when you click on the label,
no excessive borders and white space, focus where you expect it...
I guess there is a reason for the radio button thing (no standard) but
browser form rendering does leave much to be desired.
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