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Joseph Hebert
07/06/12 08:39
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Okemah, Ok
United States

#187870 - Applet
Responding to: Per Westermark's previous message
So the Javascript code embedded in the web page code is NOT an applet? Because an applet is something else? So what do you call the "small application" that is written in Javascript and embedded in the web page?

Wait! You know what? I don't care. "App" is pretty universally recognized as an abbreviated derivation of the word application, and the suffix "et," or "ette" in the feminine, is pretty objectively defined as meaning "a smaller version." So, as far as I'm concerned, a small application is an applet, regardless what it was written in, how it is handled in an IP stack, whether it is embedded in another code or compiled to run on a particular platform, whether it was made to run under Linux or Windows or Apple, .... I don't really care what sort of arbitrary definintions a bunch of code geeks try to impose on the rest of the world just so they can try to stake out their own little fiefdom. If my well-defined and standard use of the language confuses them, too bad. If they want a word to distinguish some obscure distinction that they and they alone will recognize, let them make up their own. This one is taken.

List of 18 messages in thread
Publishing a Excel file on website      Raghunathan      07/03/12 04:02      
   Excel is not a web standard!      Oliver Sedlacek      07/03/12 22:58      
      Javascript      Per Westermark      07/03/12 23:27      
         The WikiLink      Raghunathan      07/05/12 14:44      
            Extra ")"      Per Westermark      07/05/12 19:58      
               MyFirstJavascript calculator!!      Raghunathan      07/06/12 18:48      
                  Always break problem into smaller pieces      Per Westermark      07/06/12 22:25      
   Just let them download it      Andy Neil      07/04/12 06:28      
      Download or run on site?      Joseph Hebert      07/04/12 07:46      
         Applet?      Per Westermark      07/04/12 12:42      
            Applet      Joseph Hebert      07/06/12 08:39      
               So - you don't care about electronic terms either?      Per Westermark      07/06/12 09:51      
                  That's the orangest bushel of apples I've ever seen.      Joseph Hebert      07/06/12 11:19      
   Try the Google Approach      Michael Karas      07/04/12 12:57      
      Making my requirememt more clear...      Raghunathan      07/05/12 03:49      
         That's a different problem - not a clarification!      Andy Neil      07/05/12 05:14      
         Excel dead end?      Oliver Sedlacek      07/06/12 02:25      
         People can, if they need, use OpenOffice ... right?      Richard Erlacher      07/07/12 03:09      

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