How real is the embedded web-page technique?

Gary Rathbone gary.rathbone at
Fri Oct 11 17:53:01 EDT 2002


>>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 understand the use of multiple interacting applications. I just
>don't think the solution is elegant. Rather it seems to me have
>emerged from the absence of truly integrated *solutions*.

Elegant, no. But powerful yes! Why reinvent the wheel when we have powerful
purpose built applications which can and will interact ?

>If incorporating an HTML rendering engine were hard, I wouldn't even
>suggest it. But it's only a moderately difficult task and we'll be
>seeing tons more apps which replace the general-purpose Web Browser
>with specialized browsers by this very mechanism.

But what else to include for other users with other specific tasks; image
manipulations tools similar to photoshop; page layout tools similar to
Quark; 3D rendering tools, the list goes on...
I'd prefer Rev to be able to *talk* to these specialist tools rather than be
a poor relation in an attempt to replicate and keep up with current
specialist trends.

>I'd just like to see Rev be one of the tools that allows that so I can keep
using it
>for my applications!

I don't doubt that everyone on the list agrees with you !


Gary Rathbone BSc MBCS
Chartered Information Systems Practitioner

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