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Re: Why JavaScript at all?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 18:22:13 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200107151722.f6FHMDU09609@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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> 1.  A developer can write JavaScript without access to a server;

A large amount of Javascript, and often the part that causes most
annoyance, is used to do purely client side operations (mouseovers,
popups, dynamic list boxes).  Although some is used to dynamically
generate browser dependent pages, and this does have the effect of
producing completely blank pages, even this is normally done in order
to customise the page for subsequent scripting of client side
features.

I would say the main use for Javascript was to bypass restrictions
in HTML (some of which are there for accessibility reasons!).
Received on Sunday, 15 July 2001 14:13:31 GMT

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