Wondering about LC and HTML5

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Mon Jun 20 21:17:29 EDT 2011


Monday, June 20, 2011, 3:21:56 PM, you wrote:

> It seems to
> me it would be a good idea for LC or someone else to evaluate what it takes
> to export to HTML5.

Don't know about HTML5 (and maybe Andre can step in and say something
here as well), but having spent way too much time on rev->HTML
conversion, I can say that even with Ajax and css file help there are
some insurmountable problems without serious server-side help. These
problems fall under the general categories of lack of threading and
multiuser issues. FastCGI (when available) helps the multithreading
issue but exacerbates the variable namespace collision problem. Since
there aren't transactions in HTML you either end up in a situation
where you don't have persistent variables or multiple users clobber
each other's variables. Ugly stuff.

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net

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