[Lazarus] FCL-web and bandwidth usage

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Mar 27 18:14:21 CEST 2012



On Tue, 27 Mar 2012, J├╝rgen Hestermann wrote:

> michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be schrieb:
>> Javascript is not something you can avoid. People have come to expect a
>> certain functionality from a website, which can only be delivered with
>> Javasvript. If you don't provide it, your product will not sell. It's as 
> simple as that.
>
> I doubt that. Just the opposite: A web page which uses scripting will not be 
> displayed when NoScript is on. So you don't reach all possible customers.

Believe me, I will reach far less customers by not using Javascript, namely: zero.

I make a distinction between websites and webapps.

We do not make general purpose websites, but web applications for a 
specific audience. There is a huge difference.

These applications must behave and act as a desktop application, this is a requirement. 
This is not possible without Javascript.

Then you may ask, why not simply program a desktop application ?

Simple: people do not want an installer or updater.

If it was not for that small detail, I would not touch web programming with 
a long stick. No set standards, different and ever-changing browsers, a language 
that sucks big time. But alas...

Michael.


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