Is HTML5 really practical?

Rick Harrison harrison at
Sat Aug 31 16:17:41 EDT 2019

Hi hh,

I’m glad you are happy, and have found LC HTML5 useful
for what you are doing.

For my needs it was not up to the task, or simply just not
the correct tool for the job.

I can see how it can be good for small quick programs
for learning examples, and I’m glad it works for you.

Sorry, I do not have the luxury of spending my time
trying to recreate any of your more advanced examples.
I’m just glad that you have shared those examples with
the community so we can all learn from them.

I think Richard Gaskin did a good job of explaining the
strengths of both approaches.



> On Aug 31, 2019, at 11:29 AM, hh via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I have made with nearly every progress in the standalone engine in
> sum 69 examples. Most of them are simple. Some of them show things
> that are not available by other web tools.
> So take one of the more advanced examples and show me how to make that
> with the tools you cited. I'm looking forward. I didn't need more than
> a few hours for most of these examples.
> TMHO, the HTML5 standalone builder is an appropriate tool for creating
> learning software. Of course you can, if you like headache, use a lot
> of huge and inscrutable javascript packages (increases also the loading
> time).
> But if you are clever and use the best of both sides (LiveCode in the
> standalone and HTML5 in the page) then you can create apps that you
> can't have in LC or HTML alone: 'synergetic effects' are possible.

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