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A graphical user interface toolkit approach to thin-client computing

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A graphical user interface toolkit approach to thin-client computing
Network and server-centric computing paradigms are quickly returning to being the dominant methods by which we use computers. Web applications are so prevalent that the role of a PC today has been largely reduced to a terminal for running a client or viewer such as a Web browser. Implementers of network-centric applications typically rely on the limited capabilities of HTML, employing proprietary "plug ins" or transmitting the binary image of an entire application that will be executed on the client. Alternatively, implementers can develop without regard for remote use, requiring users who wish to run such applications on a remote server to rely on a system that creates a virtual frame buffer on the server, and transmits a copy of its raster image to the local client. We review some of the problems that these current approaches pose, and show how they can be solved by developing a distributed user interface toolkit. A distributed user interface toolkit applies techniques to ...
Simon Lok, Steven Feiner, William M. Chiong, Yoav
Added 22 Nov 2009
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where WWW
Authors Simon Lok, Steven Feiner, William M. Chiong, Yoav J. Hirsch
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