Re: Client-Side Scripts

Gavin Nicol (
Tue, 7 Mar 95 21:12:14 EST

>I hope the above gives you the flavour of what is required. If you
>can come up with a portable vm for this, I would be interested in
>including it as part of the componentware browser for HTML 3.0 that
>I'm just starting on as a successor to Arena.

I agree that the VM route is a good one.

Have you seen the blurb on WebRunner and Java (from Sun). The former
is a browser, and the latter is an OOPL similar to (but cleaner
than!!!) C++. Java is compiled into byte-codes, and has mechanisms for
dynamically loading libraries across the network. It is soon to be
released under conditions similar to Sun RPC I believe.

Also, by "componentware", what do you mean? Will it be based on
OpenDOC, OLE, COM, CORBA, or...

Fresco probably deserves a look as it works under both X11 and WIndows