SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Facets, Flash, and Fun
Re: [Sigia-l] Facets, Flash, and Fun
From: Listera (listera_at_rcn.com)
Date: Tue Apr 22 2003 - 19:14:28 EDT
"Christopher Fahey [askrom]" wrote:
>> This is a lot of exaggeration. In this example, if you eliminate the
>> gratuitous drag&drop, you can do the whole thing in
>> HTML+iframes, just as fast as Flash, if not faster...
> the resulting download can be quite large) is exaggerated, then you
> describe a non-draggable alternative in which DHTML is not used at all.
Again, as I pointed out, I consider *this* particular use of drag&drop to be
non-essential. So I wouldn't mind too much if I could redo the interface in
pure HTML (with all the advantages that implies) if d&d was the only thing
missing. If you consider d&d absolutely essential in this example, there's
not much else I can add. (I do believe that most Flash alternative IDs in
general *look* better, may act with more fluidity and, obviously, offer
> I was only pointing out that, contrary to David's assertion, it is *not*
> easy to do *the exact same thing* in DHTML.
I agree that d&d is not the easiest thing to implement across browsers.
However, I've also seen many utterly gratuitous examples of d&d, in Flash as
well as DHTML, and in many/most cases d&d could be substituted with another
user action, with minimal to no loss of functionality but with a huge gain
in simplicity and maintainability.
To sum up, the Cannon example would in no way force me to switch to Flash,
just because of the d&d advantage.
> Call me a heretic.
How about deviationist? :-)
Nullius in Verba
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