Is HTML5 really practical?

Dan Brown danoldboy at
Sun Sep 1 04:05:03 EDT 2019

With WebAssembly (WASM) now shipping in most modern browsers there doesn't
seem much point in continuing development on the current (somewhat broken)
Enscripten driven approach to delivering lc on the web.

Hopefully lc have already started looking into compiling to wasm

On Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 21:43 William Prothero via use-livecode, <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Folks:
> I’m considering making a web site that will use livecode’s html5 engine.
> Is this practical?
> What I want to create is a signup system for a kayaking club. Paddles are
> scheduled for each week and members enter their names for various paddle
> times. The member list would be in a database and there would also be a
> membership page with entries for various aspects of their skill levels.
> HH’s demos see to show reasonable engine load times, but I’m wondering
> whether it might be easier and better to just use the engine as a cgi and
> do everything in css and html.
> Frankly, I haven’t seen any compelling use case for livecode's html5. Is
> there one, at this time?
> Any thoughts?
> Best,
> Bill
> William A. Prothero
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