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RE: [Axiom-developer] sbcl and Axiom

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] sbcl and Axiom
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 20:22:32 -0400


On Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:14 PM you wrote:
> > I have a project to redo HyperDoc using javascript and 
> > XMLHttpRequest. This uses a browser as the front end for
> > the hyperdoc pages and uses an axiom back end to service
> > requests for actions. Eventually this will go into the
> > Doyen Wiki. I've rewritten a couple dozen pages so far and
> > am working test examples.
> > 
> > 
> > Yes, HyperDoc show its age. Can you already generate static
> > HTML ? Why do you want to use XMLHttpRequest for ?
> I'm looking at the issue of re-doing the work in javascript
> and HTML, basically the AJAX model. AJAX is just javascript
> behind HTML that can make an asynchronous call using XMLHttpRequest.
> You can set some information in the XMLHttpRequest object, invoke
> the send method and wait for a result. That way you don't change
> pages. This will be useful because the Axiom browser can send
> requests off to Axiom and have it execute. Using Bill and Jose's
> work we can get Axiom running completely in a web page. This
> gives us the ability to generate output immediately, effectively
> making the browser a complete front-end that is system independent.
> The Axiom graphics can generate postscript images immediately so
> it would be possible to embed the graphics results directly into
> the web page. Unfortunately they would be static.

Please take a look at the Sage Notebook Interface.

It seems to have most (all?) of the feature that you describe
with interfaces to several open source computer algebra systems
including Gap, Magma, GP/PARI and Maxima.

I am quite sure we could interest some Sage users in an
interface to Axiom.

Bill Page.

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