HTML5 limitations?

Matthias Rebbe matthias_livecode_150811 at m-r-d.de
Tue Jul 25 21:28:31 CEST 2017


And direct db access is also not possible. For that you´ll need some kind of  a “db gateway” which can be done with lc server or php.

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> Am 25.07.2017 um 21:00 schrieb Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>:
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> Well, the sandbox is a huge issue. JavaScript is not allowed to access many things that LC can access in the user's system.
> 
> The sandbox protects against malicious pages.
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> It is very hard to simulate the mouseStillDown handler in HTML/JS.
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> My app is a hybrid of LC and html5. The pace of development for LC is easily 10 times faster for me.
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> LC text processing and array management is much much more flexible.
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> "Get the keys of myArray" beats enumerating through a JS array any day. 
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> JS does not have true associative arrays, although you can work around that with datamaps.
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> JS does not have programmatic access to the clipboard.
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> Most of the limitations are related to security issues. If the sandbox is not an issue, then html5 will probably work, but they should expect to spend a fortune and live with a long development cycle with painfully slow bug fixes.
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Jul 25, 2017, at 2:42 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>> wrote:
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>> I have a client that wants to move our project to HTML5. I have some doubts about the capabilities, could someone tell me what is currently possible and what is not?
>> 
>> This is a very large set of stacks, run by a standalone that loads content on demand from a server. It is image-heavy and interacts with a networked database. There is lots of navigation between stacks and many hundreds of cards. At any given time, there can be up to a dozen stacks held in RAM. There is also heavy use of visual effects and animation.
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>> Thoughts?
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