Re: [dev] Talk about sane web browsers

From: Uriel <>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 11:51:46 +0200

On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 2:38 AM, Pinocchio<> wrote:
> A few months ago caught my eye. Its a browser written in
> java (hold on... don't kick me off the list... :) ) but the thing I liked
> about it was its support for alternative document formats. It supports
> JavaFX out of the box and that's definitely a more suckless version of
> document rendering / scripting than HTML + Javascript.

You better kick yourself out of this universe. WTF are you smoking?


> I got the idea then that it may not be a bad idea to develop a "suckless
> document rendering / scripting application" which supports a document format
> the suckless community would actually like. I haven't looked around a lot
> but I liked the minimalistic nature of the enlightenment project's evas +
> edje library. Evas takes a image-only (no SVG) approach to document
> rendering with very good results.
> Of course we would have to support HTML + Javascript too but it could be a
> plugin similar to the way Adobe PDF and Flash are plugins for the regular
> browsers. We could also write tools to convert our document format to HTML +
> Javascript on the server side.
> In many ways HTML + Javascript is the "assembly" of the web. Web frontend
> developers rarely deal directly with HTML + Javascript. In this case, we
> could try and write something simpler and just write tools to directly
> render it for suckless browsers or convert it to HTML + Javascript for
> non-suckless mortals :)
> --
> Pinocchio
Received on Mon Sep 07 2009 - 09:51:46 UTC

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