... until the collector arrives ...

This "blog" is really just a scratchpad of mine. There is not much of general interest here. Most of the content is scribbled down "live" as I discover things I want to remember. I rarely go back to correct mistakes in older entries. You have been warned :)


Thick Web App vs. Thin Web App -- The Back Button Test

There is great debate about when a web application is "thick" versus when it is "thin".  As a result, application thickness has a spectrum rather than a boundary.  However, here is a rule of thumb to help make the determination -- the "back button test".  If the back button doesn't work in a web app, it is almost certainly a thick app.  If it does work, then the app is quite likely to be thin.  The test isn't perfect, but it works quite well in practice.

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