Browser Widget/HTML5/LC Integration

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Jan 27 17:21:30 EST 2017

Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:

 > Currently there is a "wall" between LC and the browser widget.
 > Our use case is simple: the browser widget by default can only store
 > data in the web indexDB space.  But if you want to run a SQLLite
 > database in your mobile app, and use html5 for either, complete
 > robust small app modules or even as light weight "views" … you need
 > to have the browser widget act and behave and communicate with the LC
 > back like any other control. Presently if, e.g. you issue click down
 > in the browser widget to fire some handler in LC (to store some data
 > in the database)  and the LC handler is supposed to store the data..
 > that handler's response never gets back to the Javascript. You have
 > to start building up crazy solutions where you set values in LC and
 > then other JS handler check those… it turns into "call back hell"
 > with no means to control the timing.

There seems to be another, perhaps bigger, question implied here:

What needs to be added in LC which would make it easier to develop GUIs 
in than HTML/CSS/JavaScript, so that you wouldn't need to split your 
work between such very different paradigms?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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