2. Understanding General Interface Architecture

This chapter provides a high-level architecture of TIBCO General Interface and its framework components and describes how General Interface applications work in the browser.

One of the strengths of General Interface is its capability to work with XML and XSL. All widgets use XML/XSL to render the component onscreen. JavaScript is used for handling user actions. This strategy helps General Interface applications run faster than JavaScript code in the browser because the XSL processor used by the browser runs at high speeds, whereas the JavaScript processor runs outside the browser and must first be compiled every time and then executed. Additionally, GI Builder—the interactive development environment ...

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