Component Markup Language

Robb Shecter shecter at
Thu Feb 4 16:56:09 GMT 1999

Nigel Hutchison wrote:

> Then a server could project its own GUI api and leave it to the client side
> to choose C++, Java etc to build the interface at run time.


> I suspect that
> in most cases the bandwidth required to shift the XML GUI description would
> be quite a bit less than the
> compiled java classes. If this is so than "Even Cooler" would be XML GUI
> interpreter built into a Internet Browser.

How about this: Have one XSL document per client side scripting language.  That is, different
XSL documents could implement:

Component-XML->DHTML             (This particular one would give you your "Even Cooler" idea.)

Component-XML->Java BeanShell

...then, a client side browser applies whatever XSL template is best for it, gets the the
resulting kind of script it understands, and on the fly generates a UI.

- Robb

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