[Pipet Users] New directions for Piper?

Nicolas Chauvat Nicolas.Chauvat at logilab.fr
Thu Feb 20 06:35:44 EST 2003

On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 11:29:11AM -0500, J.W. Bizzaro wrote:
> Hi Pipers!
> Please see the home page:
>   http://bioinformatics.org/piper/
> This list may be shut down if the project takes the direction mentioned 
> on the home page.  I will announce what the new list is for those who 
> might be interested in the new, less ambitious, direction.

Personnal opinions:

* don't develop a web application using Apache+PHP, use Apache+mod_python and 
you'll benefit from all the qualities of a real programming language.

* HTML is good for displaying information, not for manipulating information.
The interface you're describing will be difficult to make and to use if
done with HTML. If you really want to stick with a browser-based approach and
can't stand distributing a client (Python+GTK?), then look into Javascript,
DOM2 and CSS that can provide you with many missing parts (drag and drop,
refreshing parts of the screen only, etc.)

Hope this helps,

Nicolas Chauvat

http://www.logilab.com - "Mais où est donc Ornicar ?" - LOGILAB, Paris (France)

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