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From Casey Forbes <cfor...@kensfoods.com>
Subject RE: [Friday] How far can we let the clients push us?
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2003 17:38:56 GMT
We also had to write a web app which includes a spreadsheet-ish interface.
The fun starts when they want cells that contain calculations.
Welcome to javascript hell :)

Casey


On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, Raible, Matt said:

> We had the same requirement from our client - and we actually implemented
> it!  Using JavaScript and the DOM, we're able to add/delete rows, sort by
> columns, have tabs for different sheets - pretty slick IMO.  Of course, it's
> an intranet app, so we require standards-compliant browsers
> (http://webstandards.org/upgrade/).
>
> I think you have to estimate how long it will take to develop (and maintain)
> this, vs. a simpler system.  If they're willing to pay you for it - why not?
> If you tell them it'll cost them $500,000 for the online spreadsheet vs.
> $100,000 for the simpler version, they'll start to see the light.
>
> HTH,
>
> Matt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yansheng Lin [mailto:yansheng.lin@isogis.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 10:12 AM
> To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> Subject: [Friday] How far can we let the clients push us?
>
>
>
> To them, Online spreadsheet data-entry is a reasonable request.  They don't
> want
> to change their ways of practise, what can we do?  They are paying us!
>
> Darn, life is so hard!
>
>
>
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