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Linux.com: Unix Web Application Architectures - Part 5: An Alternate Approach

Oct 03, 2000, 23:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Samuli Kärkkäinen)

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"In this last chapter of the document I'll mention a completely different approach to web application development. I call this style "Abstracted HTML."

"In this approach, web programming is made to feel to the programmer as much like traditional GUI programming as possible. HTML elements and constructs are wrapped in persistent objects that know how to render themselves using the browser, and HTTP requests are handled as GUI callbacks. The objects are kept in memory or stored on disk between requests. When a callback for an object arrives, the appropriate method of the object is invoked."

"Below is the commented source of that application. Notice that the code is short and easy to understand even for someone who has never done web programming. The question is, does this approach scale to larger programs, or is the web technology too different from traditional GUI programming to make this viable?"

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