Java servlets are server based so I'm ok with them. As far as a "standard" client-side java, it would be nice, but it's even less likely than a "standard" HTML. IMHO, the java community is still clueless about what it will take to make java work on the client. I've seen java programs that will work with an older JRE but not a newer one, backwards compatibility is necessary for java to be useful. As is "real" cross-platform compatibility, you know, write once run anywhere, not write once, debug and tweak everywhere. Incase you need an example of the lack of backward compatibility try removing JDK 1.2 from your AS/400 and installing JDK 1.3, apache won't work anymore. -Walden ------------ Walden H Leverich III President Tech Software (516)627-3800 x11 WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com http://www.TechSoftInc.com -----Original Message----- From: Fritz Hayes [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 11:29 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Web enablement options (previously private) Walden, Yes, the web-browser does many green screen functions with the usability of the GUI interface. It has brought some standardization, and therefor, control to the user environment. One thought (wish . . want . .need) I have is to find the same type of standardization for a thicker, more functional client. A java based client is one that still makes some sense. Java Servlets from the 400, combined with a "standard", non tweaked version of java on the client, allows for persistant, secure connections with the performance of the green screen (hopefully!). Best Regards Fritz Hayes Atwater Associates <snip> | |From CS we went back to host controlled, web browsers. Sure, they're |graphical and "pretty" but at the end of the day, they're |host-controlled green-screens that aren't green. | |-Walden | _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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