Considering work with livecode server

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Jan 18 15:40:49 EST 2021


Bill Prothero wrote:

 > I’m considering doing some work with LiveCode server.
...
 > Can I position and drag graphic images around. For example, I’m
 > thinking of the capability to create an image with various parts
 > that I can click to hide and position based on mouse drags or
 > clicks or whatever I want.

LC Server runs on a server, specifically as a CGI under Apache.  Its 
role is similar to PHP and other server-side languages in allowing a 
developer to add custom functionality to Apache.

It has no direct role in anything client-side, whether a browser or an 
LC app.  Client software sends requests to the server, and the server 
sends them back to the client.  The two are very separate, connected 
only through HTTP.

If you're looking for that sort of client-side interaction, and IF you 
ABSOLUTELY MUST confine the experience to the browser app, your only 
viable option is the browser-native technology stack, JavaScript/HTML/CSS.

LiveCode's HTML export aims to deliver a replacement for browser-native 
options, but by its nature it's well suited only fora very small number 
of projects.

If you're looking for the benefits of lightweight delivery over HTTP, 
and have no requirement that you ABSOLUTELY MUST limit what you're doing 
to be delivered specifically inside of a browser window, the most 
powerful option we have is also the simplest:  just download a stack 
within a lean standalone.

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  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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