[Haskell-cafe] HTML - based GUIs - follow up

Günther Schmidt gue.schmidt at web.de
Wed Jan 20 12:21:50 EST 2010


in my first post on this subject from 01-10-10 I asked for opinions on 
using HTML to create the gui part of a desktop app instead of using 
Gtkhs or WxHaskell.

The responses were encouraging. It occurred to me that I might now even 
need to run an actual webserver (happs for instance) but that I could 
use either Webkit or a com interface to Internet Explorer to control the 
browser. When it opens, register event sinks and so on.

Still that involves a lot of boilerplate code.

I have seen examples of *formlets* and I'm impressed, the wiring is 
certainly taken care of.

My question is: do formlets only work server based or is it also 
possible to use formlet sans happs?


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