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An HTML & Javascript replacement?

 4:36 pm on May 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

What have y'all heard/think about this?

"Named after the curly brackets that frame its commands, Curl 1.0 from Curl Corporation has generated more geek buzz than a Palo Alto Starbucks, and it's easy to understand why. With Curl's software, websites become faster by a factor of 10 times or more. Additionally, development time on a Curl website is significantly less than sites that use HTML and JavaScript, and is far easier to maintain, the company claims."

Full text at: [wired.com...]



 4:41 pm on May 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

I believe there was a write up in a recent issue of Business 2.0 about this. Seems innovative but that was the first time I had heard of it.

Further reading on their home page: [curl.com...]


 4:44 pm on May 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Kiss O' Death:

"visitors only need to download a single plug-in called Surge to view the accelerated pages"


 4:50 pm on May 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

The only way it will catch on is if a browser adopts the plugin, say IE 7?


 8:16 pm on May 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

The plug-in is around 40meg by the time it is all downloaded -- far too much of an overhead for most casual users.

An another challenger to Java is rebol (www.rebol.com). At least that is only 0.5meg complete.


 9:41 pm on May 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Uh, lorax, the article you linked to is five months old.

Curl hasn't generated any serious "buzz" in that five months. Curl is not a contender.


 11:02 pm on May 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

A replacement for html and javascript using a plugin?

Someone actually put money into founding a company to sell something like that? Snigger. :-)


 12:25 am on May 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I know the article is 5 months old but I hadn't heard of Curl before and I didn't find anything here on WMW regarding it. I provided the link as a point of reference rather than as a hot news flash.

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