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RE: Declarative vs. procedural

From: Robert Brown <Robert.Brown@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 21:55:05 +0000
To: Charles Hemphill <charles@everspeech.com>, "public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org" <public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <113BCF28740AF44989BE7D3F84AE18DD1B2D0BDF@TK5EX14MBXC112.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
I'm not sure this is the right study to draw that conclusion from. The language that's missing from the list is "HTML". It would be more conclusive to find out what proportion of HTML web apps include java script.

-----Original Message-----
From: public-xg-htmlspeech-request@w3.org [mailto:public-xg-htmlspeech-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Charles Hemphill
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:05 PM
To: public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org
Subject: Declarative vs. procedural

Hi Everyone,

I mentioned some numbers from an article that I noticed last week:
http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html.  The top 2 programming languages are known by about 17% of the programmers (each).
JavaScript is known by about 2% of programmers.  This might be surprising given the billions of Web pages out there.

Having a JavaScript API is fine, but keep in mind that there are many HTML developers who know little to no JavaScript.  It's good to have a declarative markup option for those who specialize in markup.  The JavaScript API should then fit with and extend the declarative markup
option.   That's easier to do now than to retrofit later.

Best regards,
Received on Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:55:38 UTC

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