How real is the embedded web-page technique?
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Fri Oct 11 14:23:01 EDT 2002
At 07:38 PM 10/11/2002 +0100, you wrote:
> > I agree that an embedded rendering engine would be a killer feature.
>Embedded or higly integrated ?
>There's no reason why you can't currently use rev as your "control panel"
>and a browser as your "display mechanism" with the users monitor as the
I was going to ask for a better definition of the difference between
"embedded" and "highly integrated" but I think based on your example I'd
have to say "embedded". I refer again to my e-mail client example: the
model currently used in several clients is a "mailbox" pane, a "subjects"
pane, and a "message viewer" pane. If I wanted to create such an
application in RR that supported HTML mail, I don't think I could without
an embeddable HTML rendering engine. Clicking on a message in the
"subjects" pane and having it fire up an external browser would be too
But maybe this is a Windows bias . . . I'm a bit more used to having my
apps self-contained. Those few times I've had the opportunity to work on
Macs I've found it disconcerting to have the menu floating off detached
from the working area of its application. Windows-conditioning aside, I
stand by my wish: I'd love to see a cross-platform control in RR that can
render any well-formed HTML thrown at it.
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