Fwd: A "normal" client interface.

Jan-Marek Glogowski glogow at fbihome.de
Sun Oct 4 20:17:22 UTC 2020

Am 04.10.20 um 20:51 schrieb Stef Bon:
>> I guess the hard part of this is that nextcloud and others don't
>> actually have access to the document, just tiles of it, i.e. bitmaps.
> I know that. Thats the way to access a document while keeping it on
> the server: only a tile
> or a window.

You're misunderstanding the concept of "tile" in this context. Here a
tile is a part of an image, which displays parts of the LO online UI and
the the document. Just open the web-dev tools of your preferred browser
and you can see the document part of the "website" is split into a bunch
of squares in the browser: the tiles.

So yes, LO runs as a server and instead of rendering output to some
graphics hardware, it renders output to images / tiles. Very simplified,
your input (mouse, keyboard) is send to the LO server by the browser and
then LO sends new images to the browser with the changes. It's a bit
like a glorious, interactive HTML image map on steroids.


P.S. AFAIK some parts of the UI is JavaScript and additional images and
really runs in the browser, but not the document.
P.P.S FWIW: LO also runs as a "server" when you start it on your
machine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Network_Objects

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