LC Server style survey: co-mingle code w/HTML?

Rick Harrison harrison at
Fri Dec 8 11:17:35 EST 2017

Hi Richard,

I think you may have stated your question for us in the wrong way.

Instead of asking us is we co-mingle our code with HTML you
should have asked us if we had any interest in doing things
differently by using LC Script from the desktop to work with
web pages.

I think we have found ourselves forced into mingling our code
with the newer LC Server. That doesn’t mean that we prefer it,
or that we wouldn’t be interested in looking at some tools which
use a different method with your older CGI method.

If you want to share your tools with us I am sure the community
would like to take a look at them.



> I appreciate the interest, but it doesn't seem using these tools would be
> possible for most folks.
> Being able to run client and server code in the IDE would require using
> methods that are compatible with LC Script on the desktop.  Since we have
> no way of parsing/executing LC Server code in the desktop, and too many
> people rely on the code-embedded-in-HTML way, my tools are of no use to
> them.
> For the first dozen years of this engine, CGIs used the same engine as
> everything else.  Since LC Server premiered, most devs now have a workflow
> that is incompatible with the desktop engine.
> I've been using standalones for CGIs for many years, and while I know a
> few others who do this, there aren't many.
> I recently came across a project which uses LC Server but only to launch
> script libraries, so effectively it's 99% compatible with LC Script, using
> only a couple lines of LC Server to launch the libraries.  This got me
> wondering how many others do things like that, as opposed to relying on
> features specific to LC Server throughout their app which have no means of
> executing in the IDE.
> At this point, it seems most people are using LC Server in ways that are
> not compatible with the desktop engine.  I have nothing that can help with
> that.
> --
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

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