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Re: xhtml and javascript

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 16:07:46 +0200 (MEST)
To: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Cc: airickhsu@yahoo.com, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <28470.1056809266@www1.gmx.net>

> It is mainly to avoid people doing silly things like:
> 
> <p>Here is a
> <script>
> document.write("complete paragraph<");
> document.write("/p>");
> </script>

The silly thing is to generate markup by scripts (imagine if JavaScript is
disabled).

I really wonder why the reason shall be 'to avoid doing silly things' since
there are naturally quite far more possibilities to do something wrong than
to do anything right. You will never prevent people from doing something
silly, so a specification will not either.


 Jens Meiert.



> On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 05:54:04PM -0700, Eric Hsu wrote:
> | I'm trying to figure out what all this talk about document.write() not
> wo
> rking
> | in xhtml 1.1.  Are there any websites that may elucidate the problem and
> the
> | solution? 
> 
> It is mainly to avoid people doing silly things like:
> 
> <p>Here is a
> <script>
> document.write("complete paragraph<");
> document.write("/p>");
> </script>
> 
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