Considering work with livecode server
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
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
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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