[xquery-talk] HRE: and what I think we should tackle right now

David Lee dlee at calldei.com
Tue May 21 07:33:58 PDT 2013

 The folly of prediction :)   (plus im not Scottish so I won't hold you
  to that beer)

Whilst the client application might be written in a language that
compiles to javascript, what will the format be of the client/server

As I said, I am not THAT good at prediction :)
I don't know what the format will be.  We may cycle through the phase where many formats are preferable to one,
a format for each language and its corresponding server.  Or a format that suits the data ...
Then discover that One Ring that Rules Them All is better ! 
Then discover it was created by an evil daemon ...
Then discover that My New Awesome Format is Better than Anything. ( hmmm  NAF !!! )

What I do predict is that the format(s) will be chosen for characteristics more important (or more convenient or more inbred)  than the ability of JavaScript to do an eval() on it.
That still might be JSON ...  Although I really doubt it.   As clients get thicker the size and complexity of the data they want goes UP not down.
With HTML5 I am seeing people sending things like raw dumps of sqlite database ... so they can run their apps entirely disconnected.


David A. Lee
dlee at calldei.com

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