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Re: can notebooks be activated on a web server?
Take a look at http://www.mathscript.com to see Wolfram Research's activities along these lines. --David In article <6nsjrn$fai at smc.vnet.net>, "Ionel Simionescu" <ionel at psy.uva.nl> wrote: > Hi, > > I'm evaluating Mathematica, sorry for any redundancy in Q's. > > Question 1: > 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 > download MathReader). > > 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 > server side. > > Q1: any project already going for this idea? > > Question 2: > Another interesting idea is about the COM technology (Windows 32 - > specific, sorry). > 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 > the kernel. > > Q2: is such functionality available or to be expected with newer > versions/ packages? > > Thanks, > ionel -- David Reiss dreissNOSPAM at nospam.earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~dreiss To send personal email, remove the words "nospam" and "NOSPAM" from the email address