Still looking into HTML5 app

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Wed Mar 14 17:07:44 EDT 2018

On 3/14/18 2:10 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> Do HTML5 apps support the "splash screen" approach? In our desktop app, 
> the (large) splash stack script is put in use as a library, and the 
> stack itself stores images and icons, template groups, and other 
> resources common to all the mainstacks it opens. It also has players 
> that provide audio globally while other mainstacks are open.
> Does anyone know if these things are supported? I guess the main 
> question is whether the splash stack is available/in use in a browser 
> even when not visible. Or does the currently open stack completely 
> replace the splash in memory?

I have just heard this is a no-go, so never mind. On the other hand, I'm 
still curious about the capabilities of HTML5. It isn't clear yet what 
it can and can't do, particularly with more complex multi-stack apps. It 
would be useful to know what stays in RAM, how stack navigation, 
libraries, and shared resources are managed, that sort of thing.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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