[racket] racket project idea: viable html5 web browser

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Mon Feb 3 20:48:22 EST 2014

Roman Klochkov wrote at 02/03/2014 07:53 PM:
> I'm interested.
> But I'm very duobt, that it is possible in only 6 months. Video is 
> quite easy with extarnal dll's, but fully standard-compatible JS and 
> CSS (we even dont' have full XML library with XPath, XSLT, DOM!)

I agree, I don't think it's possible in only 6 months.  There would be a 
large amount of work before you could get to the point that you could 
say convincingly that there was only 6 calendar months left to go.

I excluded sound and video because doing it in a secure and reliable way 
is harder in some ways, and a much lower priority, so I would defer it 
til later.  Existing DLLs are not necessarily the only viable way to get 
sound and video, nor necessarily the best way, but that's a question to 
come back to after everything else is working.  (There's also some 
transitioning and maturing in progress wrt Web video codecs in practice 
right now.)

Neil V.

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