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- From: KellySt@aol.com
- Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 12:11:12 -0400
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>Having worked with CGI a fair amount and knowing more or less what Java
>is, I can't agree at all with your proposition. While you can do a lot
>of neat things with Java applets, they are by no means a complete
>replacement for CGI -- most importantly, because Java applets run on
>your computer rather than on the web server, there are things that would
>be easy to do with CGI that would be almost impossible to do with Java.
>Certainly, the converse is also true; you can do things in Java that are
>almost impossible to do with CGI.
>Probably the most useful thing you can do with CGI is search databases
>on a server or do other computation- or data-intensive tasks that would
>be impractical on a typical personal computer. I can't see any
>efficient way to do that using Java applets. You won't see Alta Vista
>(http://www.altavista.digital.com/) implemented as a Java applet any
I strongly agree. I was reluctant to even use maps as the table of contents,
since I know a lot of people (probably most) don't have that capability. I
also use Netscape 1.1 and Mosaic as test browsers. Not the most curent aplet
enhanced apps. Certainly I would strongly argue against converting things
like our on-line computer center apps to applets.
By the way. If someone wants to try to write up Tims relatavistic
calculations as CGI aps that would be usefull.