Before the pile-on begins, when I referred to HTTP as the language of the
web, I didn't mean programming language.

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Alfredo Delgado <
adelgado@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

ActiveX? That's called a bad idea. Without getting into how the internet
and the web are not interchangeable terms, ActiveX is most certainly not the
web. It's code that targets Microsoft Internet Explorer running on Microsoft
Windows. Java Applets are bytecode delivered via HTTP which is the language
of the web.

ActiveX or Java Applets can interchange data through HTTP like a typical
web app but you could define your own TCP or UDP protocol if you were into
that sort of thing.

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 9:11 AM, Nathan Andelin <nandelin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Joe Pluta wrote:
The definition of a web app is actually very simple: a
web application is an application accessed via a browser.

Accessed via a browser? That definition works for me. But it still begs
the question, what about Mochasoft browser components? And what about
Java applet based 5250 emulators embedded in HTML pages? And what about
any other Java applet or ActiveX component embedded in HTML pages? And
similarly, what about Flash and Silverlight plug-ins?

I normally don't get caught up in semantics, but if push comes to shove,
maybe the definition should be "accessed via browser" and "uses HTTP
protocol" to communicate between client and server.

That way, we can discriminate against 5250 ;-)

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