[plt-scheme] Re: Formlets in PLT

From: Michael Schuerig (michael at schuerig.de)
Date: Thu Sep 25 12:57:16 EDT 2008

On Thursday 25 September 2008, Michael Forster wrote:
> I agree, wholeheartedly, with your observations regarding elegance
> and hiding of details, and that's why I posed the question.  I've
> been seeking
> to solve these very same problems, while leveraging, as much as  
> possible,
> the existing direction and efforts of PLT -- I am a commercial  
> developer ;-)

When I see X-exps and other approaches that abstract away from HTML, 
there's a concern that invariably comes to my mind: How do you work 
with web designers who only know HTML, CSS, and possibly JavaScript? 
The easiest answer, of course, is that you don't. Either you're doing 
the design yourself or coax the designer into writing X-exps (somewhat 
unlikely). Translating plain HTML/CSS pages to another, more programmer 
friendly notation, is rather tedious especially when the design is 
still evolving.


Michael Schuerig
mailto:michael at schuerig.de

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