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

Mark Waddingham mark at
Fri Dec 8 12:22:15 EST 2017

On 2017-12-08 17:17, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote:
> 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 was going to point out a similar thing :)

It sounds like Richard has built up a useful flow/toolkit for doing 
LC-based server apps - the fact it doesn't use LC Server is immaterial. 
After all, its what it enables people to do which is important, not the 
manner or means of implementation.

Okay, so for existing projects which use LC Server there would be a 
porting cost - but that would be worth it if the benefits outweigh the 
time taken to port across. However, there are more projects which are to 
be written in the future than exist now - so for new 'green field' 
projects, the choice as to underlying technology is still to be made.

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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