Sunday, May 30, 2010

GWT 2.0.3: Cross-browser problems still?

When I came into GWT I thought it was going to be write-once for all
browsers. Since I've been using it, I've had all kinds of cross-
browser problems, in particular with events and graphics, and
sometimes widgets. And I've had to do workarounds (which I still
haven't fully resolved) to make it work the same in different

I just wondered if everybody else has had smooth-sailing with browsers
or if there are others with similar issues?

I know this is a vent, but sometimes I wish I had used Flash instead!

Maybe Google can write clear guidelines for third-party library
developers, since some of their libraries with respect to events and
graphics seem to contribute to (but are not the only) problem. And
treat cross-browser differences as a priority e.g. the fact that the
core widget focusPanel doesn't seem to register mouseMove events in
Internet Explorer except on the widgets contained on it, but does so
fine in Firefox/Chrome.

I hope everything written in GWT works the same in all browsers one

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