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Introducing Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3, 3rd Edition by Laurence Moroney

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Chapter 7. The Silverlight Browser Bridge

We stand at a crossroads in Web development. A wide chasm is open before us, with different camps evangelizing different philosophies about how you should develop for the Web. On one side, a camp says that the unenhanced browser is enough. You can do everything you want to do with clever JavaScript, Dynamic HTML, cascading style sheets, and AJAX. The other side preaches the fact that the browser was designed to render documents and not applications; to build applications that meet increasingly sophisticated user experience requirements, to rely on the browser alone is to build a house of cards.

But there’s a happy medium between the two when you use Microsoft Silverlight. Silverlight provides a bridge across ...

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