Matt Webb on what he calls emit and accept

Matt Webb: “[What] would the abstraction layers of an emit-and-collect paradigm www browser be? Tough. You’d have to type something in on the keyboard, and the string would go into the datapool. All the various processes with URI-specific glue would copy the string, do their bit, then autorelease. One of these processes would say, Hey it’s a URI, then make a network connection, GET the resource at the URI and emit a copy of that back out into the pool. The HTML glue of the parser would stick to the resource while it was understood and transformed into a version that can be rendered to the screen. And a browser window (or whatever) would pick up the rendered page, and display it.”

The above was posted to my personal weblog on January 13, 2003. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.


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