Linked by mufasa on Mon 10th Aug 2009 12:25 UTC
Web 2.0 The web browser has been the dominant thin client, now rich client, for almost two decades, but can it compete with a new thin client that makes better technical choices and avoids the glacial standards process? I don't think so, as the current web technology stack of HTML/Javascript/Flash has accumulated so many bad decisions over the years that it's ripe for a clean sheet redesign to wipe it out.
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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

We have been stalling an HTTP protocol overhaul for way too long. We are sending huge files using the hyper TEXT(!) protocol (which is really a hack if you look at it objectively), for which the *FILE* transfer protocol (FTP) had originally been created.

Errr... what exactly is wrong with that? We're using ssh instead of telnet, too. Hack?

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