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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: XHTML, CSS and Javascript
Date Mon, 26 Jul 2004 15:10:50 GMT
Diwaker Gupta wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 23:02:08 +0200, Thorsten Scherler
> <> wrote:
>>....but since it works in any browser and it small I do not see the need
>>to change that yet. Like you said in xslt v2.0 it will be build in, I
>>rather wait for that. What is the advantage to drop the javascript?
> There are several reasons I avoid Javascript for:
> o it *does not* work in all browsers(text based browsers like w3m and elinks)
> o AFAIK its not endorsed or standardized by any standards body. 
> Its maintained and developed by Netscape, and I'd rather use a w3c
> alternative instead

@see ECMAscript

> o though the scipts forrest uses are trivial, they nevertheless run on
> the client side. I want to avoid client-side code as much as possible.
> Just because something IS possible in Javascript doesn't really mean
> thats the best way to do it. IMHO using Cocoon/XSLT is a much neater
> solution.

We know that the way Javascript is used in Forrest ATM is not correct, 
but it was done just because it was faster to implement.

Patches to change this and hace it done serverside are welcome :-)

> But then again, all these reasons are sort of personal; like I said
> earlier I have nothing against Javascript per se.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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