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[SLUG] Re: Auntie excludes us


On Mar 12, 8:30 pm, Rod Butcher <rbutc...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> This reminds me of the problems St George Bank had using Java applets
> and acres of bad javascript to allow online banking.

LOL!  I remember that applet.

>...After thousands of
> complaints they dropped the Java applet and javascript and reverted to
> (gasp) html forms. No more problems or complaints.

I stopped using the applet before that happened.

FWIW - I put some suggestions to St. G. as well.
As a Java programmer, I felt that applet to be a
particularly horrendous example of Java deployment.

It's a pity they did not follow my suggestion to
convert it to webstart (still Java, but free floating),
and implement my suggestions for the GUI, which was
'cute, but not clear'.

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Andrew T.
PhySci.org