Friday, November 25th, 2005

OpenLaszlo 3.1: XMLHttpRequest Added

Category: Flash, Toolkit

<p>OpenLaszlo 3.1 has been released.

OpenLaszlo is an open-source platform for the development and delivery of rich Internet applications on the World Wide Web. The OpenLaszlo platform consists of three main components:

  • The OpenLaszlo compiler takes an OpenLaszlo source files and compiles it into a Flash file that runs in any browser.
  • The OpenLaszlo Runtime Framework includes user interface components, data binding, and network services.
  • The OpenLaszlo Servlet enables runtime support for additional media types and for SOAP and XML-RPC.

Now with Ajax!

The feature that jumps out is the addition of the XMLHttpRequest class:

For AJAX style applications, there now is an XMLHttpRequest class. This class implements XMLHttpRequest as specified by the WHATWG consortium.

XMLHttpRequest() implements the functionality of the <dataset> tag in a syntax that is more familiar to people with AJAX programming experience. If you are comfortable using datasets there is no reason to use this class.

As this paragraph says, they are basically porting the XHR interface to do what you have been able to do with Laszlo for awhile with data sets.

An interesting marketing move huh :)

laszlo-dashboard

( via Geert Bevin )

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Does anyone know what they are actually doing? Flash has already been able to do this for about 5 or 6 years.

Since Lazlo is built on top of Flash, I am a little confused about what they are actually doing.

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Comment by Anonymous — November 29, 2005

Does anyone know what they are actually doing? Flash has already been able to do this for about 6 or 7 years.

Since Lazlo is built on top of Flash, I am a little confused about what they are actually doing. Did they just wrap the existing Flash API with a new API?

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Comment by Bill — November 29, 2005

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