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[whatwg] Loading custom XML UI definitions from an external file

From: Brad Neuberg <bkn3@columbia.edu>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 10:58:54 -0700
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The question is, how many people using modern browsers (IE 6+, Mozilla, 
FireFox) regularly turn off JavaScript?  Supporting browsers before IE 6 or 
before Mozilla isn't realistic if you want to create web apps, in my opinion.


At 10:34 AM 6/9/2004, Preston St. Pierre wrote:
>On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 13:29:49 -0400
>Didier PH Martin <martind at netfolder.com> wrote:
> >a) Do you mean here that you prefer a declarative way to define things?
> >b) that you think that packaging an XBL interpreter in javascript is 
> doomed because people can disable javascript.
> >c) that most javascript implementation is really too slow to make it a
> >d) or that javascript is not powerful enough to develop such interpreter?
>B is my main concern. Due to B, I never really got in to JavaScript, so I 
>wouldn't know about D. C seems likely, but it really wasn't a problem in 
>my eyes, as users can wait the extra half second and not even notice. A 
>would be nice.
>But the main concern of mine is reliability. I want 100% uptime with 100% 
>of my clients. If this was server parsed, that would be a possibility 
>(well, 99.99%). Client side, this simply isn't possible.
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