[Lazarus] FCL-web and bandwidth usage
fpc-devel at aborka.com
Tue Mar 27 22:36:17 CEST 2012
>> michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be schrieb:
>>> 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
> 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
> 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...
...And it does not matter what platform they are using, it will work
without problems. No drivers needed, no libraries needed, no version issues.
This is the trend the last ten years and it just gets more popular as
more and more Java apps are ported over.
It saves huge bandwidth (not to mention responsiveness and client side
download the data and until it changes you do not need to talk to the
server other than some update checks on the data if it is multi-user.
I can not emphasize enough how much time it saved for me to do my
back-end). No matter if the client is Mac, PC or mobile device, it works.
As for NoScript addon usage, I am using it too. If the web app I need to
and the other crap ad companies to run scripts). You can not get around
this. But you need to be pretty aware of this and manage it manually
which is not for 99% of web users.
A few million NoScript users does not hold a candle to the hundreds of
This is the way the internet works, and it will not change people as the
past 30 years show.
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