this is probably a little touchy to ask...

Mark Sommer msommer at
Fri Sep 10 14:20:34 UTC 2010

On 9/10/10 7:46 AM, "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at> wrote:

>>>>>> "Jules" == Jules Gilbert <jules.stocks at> writes:
> Jules> Look, I'm just a user.  I'm not a Java developer, not a language
> Jules> developer, not a run-time specialist.  But folks, we got problems!  I
> Jules> say this because it's becoming really hard to make Java run on a
> Jules> browser.
> And that's why I challenged you as to "why".  We needed Java to run in
> the browser back before we had cross-platform DHTML widgets.  But with
> HTML5 around the corner, I've got to again ask, "why Java"?
> Java had its day.  Time to move on.

That's a pretty idealistic view of the upcoming release of HTML5.  I have
yet to see a release of HTML that is compatible across browsers, i.e.
adapted universally by all browsers uniformly.  Java is still a very viable
platform, even on the browser.


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