[MUD-Dev] javascript

Bruce bruce at puremagic.com
Tue Mar 14 12:52:04 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


Ola Fosheim Gr=F8stad wrote:
>=20
> I don't know much about the features available with dhtml and javascrip=
t
> in current browsers.  What I do know is that I appreciate the instant
> availability that end users experience.
>=20
> Do you know of a javascript based mud client?
> What are the limitations and gotchas?
>=20
> How much work would it take to write a graphical mud client of BSX
> simplicity using javascript as found in the current Netscape and MIE
> browsers?

This is a more interesting proposition (to me), were it to be using
Mozilla.  Robert Ginda created a JavaScript IRC client.  You can view
the source in CVS:

http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/extensions/irc/

It doesn't look the best, but it works and is all JavaScript and XUL (an
XML dialect for describing user interfaces).  It used to use a bit of
C++ on each platform to provide access to network sockets, but even that
is now scriptable from JS.

Check out a nightly or milestone build of  Mozilla.  All of the user
interface (all of it!) is done with XUL and JavaScript.

With current browsers, you'll have to resort to somewhat of a hack to
get at data from the network.

 - Bruce



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