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Introducing Microsoft Silverlight


  • Dragos-Paul POP

    (Romanian American University in Bucharest)


Despite all the wonderful things you can say about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, they form a pretty poor environment for developing modern sites and applications. If you care about your content working on most web browsers (or even just Internet Explorer and Firefox), accommodating their differences can be maddening. Many techniques and JavaScript libraries have been developed and shared over the years that can reduce this frustration, but none of them are silver bullets. In addition to browser differences, the graphical capabilities of HTML are too limiting for many user experiences that people want to create. Drawing a simple line, incorporating video, and a number of other things are extremely difficult or impossible with HTML alone. It’s not that these technologies were poorly designed, but simply that they were designed for hyperlinked documents rather than the extremely rich presentations that most people want to create on the Web these days.

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  • Dragos-Paul POP, 2008. "Introducing Microsoft Silverlight," Journal of Information Systems & Operations Management, Romanian-American University, vol. 2(1), pages 135-142, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:jisomg:v:2:y:2008:i:1:p:135-142

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