43 minutes ago, wkempf wrote
@sysrpl: I call BS. Just like everything, some things will be incredibly easy. But actually USE this stuff for something significant and then talk to me about how easy it is. I've got lots of experience with this stack of technologies, and I'll laugh in your face if you tell me it's easy.
Yeah you can make stuff but that does not mean that the pile of tech in the browser is "Good".
my thoughts on what Silverlight could have done were never that it was not possible to fold/spindle and mutilate the html based model into doing it.
and I still stand with that. HTML was created to serve up static files, the whole stack from the web server to the browser client was not created with today in mind, it's amazing that it works as well as it does.
my thought is that rich interactive applications over the network might be better done with a new clean approach based on a new design that does not carry all the dead baggage and funky quirks that the modern browser and web server system have.
yes that would mean a lot of work.
piling more and more client script into browsers is just silly in the end for many reasons. but not something we can fully examine and resolve on a forum post.