[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Web Framework
John A. De Goes
john at n-brain.net
Mon Jan 26 12:59:50 EST 2009
We're talking about web applications and Web 2.0 sites, which is the
principal target of Rails and its ilk. For primarily static content-
oriented sites, static HTML works just fine, but even in this case,
you can do dynamic transformations on the HTML in order to provide a
richer, more user-friendly surfing experience.
It's only a matter of time until browsers provide better accessibility
The era of HTML templates and heavy server-side HTML is coming to a
close, for all but static content-oriented websites. The whole
industry is moving in a dynamic direction (along with developer tools
and libraries), and it would be a shame if a bunch of Haskell
developers got together to write a really great Haskell web framework
for the Internet as it was 5 years ago.
direction to pursue, I think.
John A. De Goes
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On Jan 26, 2009, at 10:49 AM, Michael Snoyman wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 9:37 AM, John A. De Goes <john at n-brain.net>
> The best approach is to push as much functionality into the client
> as possible. The ideal server-side framework consists of nothing
> more than a permissions-based interface to persistence and network
> services. That's it. Everything else is done on the client side, in
> Web designers can pretty easily style dynamically generated HTML, if
> the semantics are good -- you just need to let them capture that
> HTML in any given part of the application.
> What this means is that effort is probably best directed at Yhc/
> for execution on the client. Sure, some server-side work needs to be
> done, but it's extremely minimal. Far more needs to be done on the
> client-side. There's not many people working on that and the
> infrastructure is in need of more creative input and development
> That's great in theory, but then you end of with inaccessible web
> engines won't index you. I think any framework should transparently
> make a site work the way you describe and as plain HTML.
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