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Definition of RIA, the Rich Internet Application

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Rich Internet Application is defined as

  • use of a high-performance runtime for code, content and communications
  • integration of media types (for instance; video in the same window)
  • a common object model for these multimedia services
  • ability to use and add components, for development efficiency
  • XML data communications with servers
  • online/offline transparency
  • friendly to various browsers, operating systems, devices