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RE: Interactive MOO
Okay, two quick questions:
Since it's possible to selectively put a MOO on the web, is it
possible, through MOOcode and HTML forms, to allow the user to interact
with/in the MOO?
Yes, several MOOs have done this. But HTTP isn't an interactive sort of
protocol, so there's little point in using it for live realtime interaction.
Maybe when VRML evolves a little more.
Since MOOs can be "Internet aware", is it possible to have them,
say, run and get information from a program at a remote site? ie- a MOO at
here.com runs a program from there.com.
If that program listens on a network port, sure. $gopher (which comes with
Lambdacore) is ideal for making network transactions, as long as your
request fits on one line -- it shouldn't be too hard to modify it to send
multiple lines (consider this a test question, try to figure out how to do
it yourself). $gopher's not just for gopher.
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