surely i’m not the first to think of this, but lately i’ve been
abstracting data access to a degree where all data methods simply return
list of results and these are made available as a web service. this,
addition of a pure ajax ui could make a sort of thin client architecture
possible where a client simply made a single request to a server that
responded one time with the entirety of the ui and all subsequent server
requests would be for data only via xmlhttp. obivously people are doing
in varying degrees everywhere in rails land - i’m wondering if anyone
there has taken it to it’s logical extreme whereby rail’s fcgi code did
this bit could in some cases be a static page) and all subsequent data
was done via this ui and it’s xmlhttp hooks.
i’ve been out of web land for quite some time so go easy on me if this
eight months ago.