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Re: lynx-dev Re: another thought about Javascript

From: Eduardo Pérez
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: another thought about Javascript
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 21:50:33 +0000

On 2002-03-06 07:54:04 -0500, A. R. Vener wrote:
> Would it be possible to resolve the problem of Javascript on the 
> server side? That is design a filter to map some of the 
> more obvious excesses of Javascript into HTML compliant artifacts and
> scrub the rest. If this could be built into apache and other web servers
> so that it is activated by somea well defined variable, it might
> help to alleviate the problem and make some of the links now hidden 
> behind javascript accessible.
> This would still let the JS lovers have their little whizz-bangs while
> allowing non JS browsers to access the content.

Moving things to the server side is not a good idea.
Servers should be transparent. You move data to the server, and someone
access THAT data, and nothing else.

That won't work with client side ciphered o signed web pages.
With ciphered web pages you don't know the content in advance and with
signed web pages you can't modify the web page as that would break the

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