Monday, July 7th, 2008
A couple of posts from my personal land that are related to the Ajax world:
First up, I am building an application that uses some
canvas and ran into an issue handling events which sent me down a merry path that took me through: initMouseEvent, error fun
(Component returned failure code: 0Ã—80070057 (NS_ERROR_ILLEGAL_VALUE) [nsIDOMEventTarget.dispatchEventâ€¦..] ),
tabindex=0 (thanks Alex), and finally
It reminded me of how much I have forgotten, and how debugging can be too hard for Ajax applications. The good news, was that the solution was simple, and the event system does have some very nice properties.
Secondly, some folks tried to make a story out of Passpack adding an AIR application, but we quickly saw how they ended up with both an AIR app, and Gears support in their browser based application. I talk about how this is a valid choice:
I also expect to see more joint applications. Gears functionality is working into HTML5 the standard, which will end up in WebKit (as Apple is great in that regard), and AIR usesâ€¦. WebKit as its renderer!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 am