I know the core focus of this chapter is supposed to be the multi-tiered applications, and instead I've gone a little off the reservation focusing on style and such. Well, let me digress just a tiny bit further, and then I'll get right back to the meat of the discussion. I promise that you'll appreciate this particular side trip, though.
The purpose of this excursion is to introduce the concept of extending EGL to integrate other technologies. EGL, both the basic syntax and the Rich UI, have intrinsic capabilities for extending the language through the use of the ExternalType.
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