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Re: HTML5 script start tag should select appropriate content model according to src

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 14:39:08 +0100
Message-ID: <46349FFC.1050105@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> Henri Sivonen wrote:

>> In the real world, HTML is used as the application language as well.
> But is that for lack of better alternatives?

For intranet applications, it is because you can rely on a browser being 
present, so you don't have the hassle of installing software on every 
workstation, and the resulting DLL hell.   In addition, for some reason 
IT managers trust the effectiveness of the browser/ECMAScript security 
model more than they trust that for Java or .NET, especially for 
externally sourced executables.

You also need less tooling to start with scripted browsers, and it is 
easier to plagiarise other web sites' code.  (My impression is a great 
deal of web coding is cut and paste.)
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