JavaScript + LC HTML5 = LiveCode.js

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at
Thu Nov 24 21:42:47 CET 2016

I disagree that you might as well be running a desktop app.  The download
of the helper would only be necessary once (like the old RevWeb plugin).
Back when we had the RevWeb plugin, my browser based apps just worked.
Being in a position where localized automation is primarily what I create
for in-house users, this would allow me to update/maintain to a single
code-source, but without having my hands tied capability-wise by the


On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Mark Waddingham <mark at> wrote:

> The connection could possibly be made by using web sockets I guess
> (someone correct me if I'm wrong).
> However, the user would have to download, install and run the helper
> process... At which point you might as well be running a desktop
> app I'd think.
> Browsers do not and will almost certainly never allow execution of
> (native) subprocesses via JavaScript. (Nor any kind of native code which is
> not part of the browser executable - well, outside the browsers very tight
> sandbox).
> Mark.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On 24 Nov 2016, at 20:00, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at>
> wrote:
> >
> > Mark,
> >
> > Would it be possible to have a LC executable (something resembling LC
> > Server) on a Desktop, allowing the browser to access the local machine by
> > way of that backgrounded process?  Could it be an out of the box
> capability
> > only turned on by the machine's primary user, via the html5 application
> > before it fully launches?  Similar to how Android tells the user what
> > permissions are needed is how I imagine it would present itself.
> >
> > ~Roger

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