User talk:Colby Russell/Draft:The case for accepting the W3C–WHATWG hypertext system as the universal medium, aka "Browsers, builds, and burdens"
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1. Recognizing executable programs as a subset of hypermedia
2. Acknowledging the circumstances of our predicament (or: constraints are always a consideration in an engineering problem)
- Use the Ohm paper as an example of (the need for) live media <https://ohmlang.github.io/pubs/live2016/>
- Use Bob Nystrom's ad hoc, quasi-literate programming tools described in 'Crafting "Crafting Interpreters"' <http://journal.stuffwithstuff.com/2020/04/05/crafting-crafting-interpreters/> to make the case for 1
- Use the Moonchild editor <https://harc.github.io/moonchild/> to make the case for 2
- Use the Seymour paper ("we plan to adapt Seymour to use Python") as an example of how not to approach this <https://harc.github.io/seymour-live2017/>
- Consider Fielding's remark about "software design on the scale of decades: every detail is intended to promote software longevity and independent evolution. Many of the constraints are directly opposed to short-term efficiency. Unfortunately, people are fairly good at short-term design, and usually awful at long-term design. Most don’t think they need to design past the current release." <https://roy.gbiv.com/untangled/2008/rest-apis-must-be-hypertext-driven>
- "Almost as if" browsers were designed for sharing and interacting with hypermedia <https://floooh.github.io/2019/01/05/wasm-embedding.html>