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Re: lynx-dev Client Side Javascript (was: Server-Side JavaScript for UNI

From: mattack
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Client Side Javascript (was: Server-Side JavaScript for UNIX Lynx?)
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 16:58:06 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 9 Jul 2000, David Woolley wrote:
>You could recognize particular idioms, but remember, most of these  submit
>buttons don't just do the link but do other things (there may be some
>people so carried away with Javascript that they purely simulate HTML, but
>most of them do it to achieve simulataneous graphical effects.  You may
>well get away with ignoring most of the side effects, but I think you would
>be on to a losing battle.  People who write such pages write them for big
>2, or even big 1, GUI browsers and only for those.

Well then it seems like simulating Netscape or IE's DOM is the best bet.
That's why I actually think trying to do a text-based version of
netscape/mozilla/whatever-it's-called would be interesting.  But I hope
links gets to the point where it does at least the most common JavaScript.

>- convince governments that there is a public policy issue that requires 
>  regulation that is effectively enforced (noting that people can always go
>  off shore);

Yuck..  This reminds me of ambulance-chasing lawyers.

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