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The Semicolon Wars


I take offense to the following exert from your article:
"There's HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) for the basic structure of the pages and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for details of presentation, as well as JavaScript for annoyances such as pop-up windows."

The last part about Javascript is an ignorant remark as Javascript is a powerful tool on modern webpages. For example, the use of AJAX is really important for sites like GMail, Facebook, and even the WordPress CMS. One reason why AJAX is useful for any site, is that the whole page doesn't have to be reloaded, only parts of the site that are being changed, which saves bandwidth and is A LOT faster.

So, I think you're undermining the use of Javascript, and should consider it has amazing potential to make everyone's lives easier in how they browse the web.
posted by Brian Ernst
January 9, 2011 @ 5:19 PM

Dear Brian Ernst,
You should note that this article is from 2006...a little bit out-dated about new technologies :) Don't get offense. I find this article very nice and informative.
posted by Jorge Cornejo
April 19, 2012 @ 10:55 PM


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