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worst failure of this age isn't the

2011-08-09 18:36:10.143938+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

The worst failure of this age isn't the unwinnable war or a horrendous economy, it was capitulating to required JavaScript in web browsers.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-10 19:02:25.944483+00 by: Dan Lyke

C++ has long been a good option for client side code.</snark> (and there are a number of really nice cross-platform APIs for it that are more consistent across devices than JavaScript is...)

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-10 18:50:31.960543+00 by: ebradway

Has anyone provided a real alternative to JavaScript for client-side code? Microsoft didn't make ActiveX open enough. Flash isn't much better. Is HTML5 really a viable replacement?

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-10 15:50:50.710399+00 by: meuon

<script>alert("Head is exploding with a rant, best not posted")</script>

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-10 01:32:11.60571+00 by: concept14

Especially if you have to run a javascraplet just to go to the next page.