[thelist] Spolsky: things you can't do really well inawebapplication

Yoan Talagrand Shes at virtualdesire.org
Wed Jun 16 15:51:01 CDT 2004

Never saw realtime spell checker but it does not sounds impossible to
me... Most webmails does post editing spell check. Why couldn't we create
one live ?
About the offline edition, it's also not quite a problem to code (well,
modern browsers are a pain with securty issues but a small plugin would
work). A similar application called "contribute" does the trick... With
the constant growing of wifi networks and dsl lines, creating a web
application that would allow the user to edit webpages offline is a waste
of time and money.


>> You've never seen any of them? You need only to follow this list more
>> closely. This link was posted this week:
> http://www.mattkruse.com/javascript/optiontransfer/index.html
> which is precisely this:
>> 4. Update a small part of the display based on a change that the user
>> makes without a full roundtrip to the server
> Okay, that qualifies.
>> The others are not hard to find at all.
> I guess that depends where you're looking. I have yet to see a good
> realtime spell checker on the web, or an efficient tool that lets you
> continue working offline.
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