[thelist] Javascript LWP ?

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Tue Oct 16 23:24:54 CDT 2001


> From: Michael Pemberton
> I have had discussions with the author of the RS code,
> and it looks like there is no method of synchronizing
> the process.

trying to implement something like this in an environment that's a)
stateless,  b) is not instantaneous in its response, and c) has multiple
points of failure is a mission of failure.  the http protocol was never
designed for this sort of instant gratification.

> I require this to be able to load lavascript code
> before executing it.

sounds to me like you need to step back from the problem and find a new
approach (see above for why).

> So far I have a Java / XPCom / ActiveX beast [...]

"beast" -- that's a good name for it.  anytime you venture away from the
browser basics you're asking for incompatibility.  somewhere i read about an
implementation for mac/ie that allowed communication between an activex
control and javascript using apple events of all things as the go between.

[some time later after racking my brain and searching the web]

here's the press release with the relative info:

however, after some digging it appears that this won't allow synchronous
communication, but rather asynchronous.


good luck,


jeff at members.evolt.org

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