Innovations from Athena Design and Mozilla
Monday April 5th, 1999
Several readers brought to our attention an interesting project being developed using the Mozilla code. Athena Design, located in San Francisco but with developers throughout the US, has developed an intriguing proof-of-concept for "Dynamic DOM Rewriting". What is DDR? Click "Full Article" below to read an interview we conducted with Athena Design's CTO, David Pollak.
If you feel that DDR is important, contribute to the conversation in the layout newsgroup. Read the article to find out more.
#10 Re:Innovations from Athena Design and Mozilla
Wednesday April 7th, 1999 11:05 AM
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Some many comments to reply too. First, I don't see cable modems taking over. Say you live in a subdivision w/ 100 homes and everyone has cable. Now say everyone gets a cable modem. Those 100 homes will be feeding off each others bandwidth. DSL offers more, but currently its too expensive. AOL is going to offer a special version of their product with special DSL deal ($40/month for 256 Kbs connect). Its a start plus a DSL can be used by a computer and a phone at the same time and only requires a small adapter(not quite sure).
Second, databinding was rejected because it was a poorly written purposal/standard. If this DDR is written better then the W3C might accually recommend it.
Third, Java wasn't meant to do this. It can do this but it was orginally targetted for making cross platform apps.
Now enough of me picking on other peoples comments.
I think DDR may be a better than any current way of doing this for one simple reason, it will be part of the DOM. All you need to know ishow to access the DOM, which is easier than learning Java.