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Re: Stats about JavaScript availability

From: David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 16:03:30 +0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20051110160330.GF28000@us-lot.org>

On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 02:53:47PM -0000, John M. Morse wrote: 

>> if you can do it with scripting, there should also be a way to do
>> it without scripting

> in which case, why use scripting at all?

Convenience. 

For example, being able to click submit and then have their browser
popup an alert "Foo is a required field!  Please fill it in before
resubmitting!", scroll to put that field on screen, and highlight it
all within microseconds saves time and provides a much better
experience for users then waiting for the form data to be sent to the
server and a server generated response to be sent back.

The end result is the same (The user gets told that they need to fill
in foo), but scripting does so in a way that most users will find more
convenient.

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David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Thursday, 10 November 2005 16:03:34 GMT

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