can notebooks be activated on a web server?
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- Subject: [mg13116] can notebooks be activated on a web server?
- From: "Ionel Simionescu" <ionel at psy.uva.nl>
- Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 03:44:19 -0400
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I'm evaluating Mathematica, sorry for any redundancy in Q's.
Let us have written a Notebook, test.nb. One can then post it on a web
server as HTML or as is (provided that the user will pay the time to
However, given the advent of scripting languages, and the progress in
server technology I think it wouldn't be extremely difficult for a
server to post MATHEMATICA-enabled DHTML documents, where the kernel
specific "action" is done server side and the front-end part is taken
over by the client via scripting.
Suppose Wolfram Inc. offers such a service by a (cluster of) servers;
these will revolutionarize the publishing tech in the sense that will
(fully) expose the power of a notebook to the Internet (audience), and
still preserves the proprietary code and the engine protected on the
Q1: any project already going for this idea?
Another interesting idea is about the COM technology (Windows 32 -
Right now, M' is an OLE container, but it does not seem able of
interacting with the contained objects in the way possible in a DHTML
document (that is by scripting).
Embedding an ActiveX control in a Notebook and being able to really
interact with it would definitely make a difference, thus allowing free
extension for the front-end as well as MathLink allows extension for
Q2: is such functionality available or to be expected with newer
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