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[whatwg] RE: Degrading of web applications

From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 08:11:04 +0100
Message-ID: <851c8d31040910001115f3bd5d@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 16:30:44 +0930, Chris Were <chris.were at gmail.com> wrote:
> A particular web application that is designed entirely
> around the functionality provided by XMLHR would have no requirement
> to degrade nicely. Any degradation and it becomes useless as all its
> functionality and content is provided through javascript.

That's just ridiculous, if any application has a requirement to
degrade nicely, then just saying "this application uses javascript so
doesn't have to" isn't something I can agree with I'm afraid.  web
applications provide functionality the implementation details are
irrelevant to the importance of degradability.

I think this sort of attitude highlights why the WHAT-WG isn't
particularly correct when it says degradibility is an absolute
requirement, if people are happy to say "bog off browser not
supported" then we might aswell go straight to good solutions and not
harp on trying to tweak to text/html until it's even more of a mess.

Received on Friday, 10 September 2004 00:11:04 UTC

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