Rich Internet Applications, Mozilla strikes back

Tristan sent me this example of RIA running on Mozilla (it is supposed to work on Mozilla 1.0 and Gecko-based browsers, but be warned, it doesn't work properly on Chimera).

The main interest of this, as heavily marketed by Macromedia with Flash 6, is the possibility to build applications that exchange data with servers over the network in a much more flexible and optimized way (just what is needed) than the good old HTTP request-response, refresh-the-whole-damn-page way we all know about.

Think of it as the good old client-server mode with the ease of web delivery and the look and feel of desktop applications.

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