Thursday, October 02, 2008

Web inching towards actors?

I learned about the new HTML 5 postMessage API recently, and it struck me that we are ever so slowly inching towards actors on the web: now all windows in a browser (including separate tabs and iframes) are communicating sequential processes.

Now, if Alan Kay had had his way, every node in the DOM would be separately addressable (i.e., have its own URI) and would probably itself be an actor.

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