Sunday, March 09, 2008

XML11: A desktop approach to web applications.

We saw that writing JavaScript code can become tedious, especially if you want the application to work on all common browsers the same way.
We also saw that, although Java applets are more elegant in the sense that there is only one language to deal with (Java), whereas in AJAX applications there are (at least) three languages to deal with (JavaScript, CSS, and XML/HTML).
XML11 can be a solution to this: it allows running Java programs in a browser, and it does that by "compiling" the Java .class files into JavaScript.

This video shows how it works:

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