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| Parzival ||31 Jul 2018 12:42 p.m. PST|
It's kludgy, clunky, slow, and a security nightmare, yet every single website on the Internet (except this one, thank God), seems to HAVE to have it. And, of course, the scripters coding those sites all seem to be rejects from a high school coding class taught by the wrestling coach to give him some reason to be employed. And it only gets worse the smaller the business is, because when it comes to coding, you get what you pay for.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||31 Jul 2018 12:52 p.m. PST|
| Parzival ||31 Jul 2018 12:54 p.m. PST|
|Ed Mohrmann ||31 Jul 2018 1:55 p.m. PST|
Kinda irritated 'bout that myself, Parzival… Not
|PaddySinclair||01 Aug 2018 8:11 a.m. PST|
Thing is, where it's used well you don't notice it…
| Andrew Walters ||02 Aug 2018 7:37 a.m. PST|
Well of course it's slow, it has "script" right in the name.
There are things I like about writing it. And I can't remember seeing a reload with that message. I don't get many reloads at all, actually.
What are you thinking should replace it? PHP?
| StoneMtnMinis ||02 Aug 2018 11:55 a.m. PST|
For privacy, I have java permenantly disabled and have never had any issues because of that. Also, I use ghostery to block trackers.
|Waco Joe||02 Aug 2018 2:33 p.m. PST|
and cuneiform too.
| Parzival ||02 Aug 2018 3:33 p.m. PST|
This. This right here.
I agree that competent programmers will create a site that I can use without running into problems, because they have done the hard work of debugging across multiple platforms and browsers. But unfortunately, even some major online content providers (particularly news services), don't apparently use competent, careful programmers; and the advertising services that operate on these sites are often the worst offenders (seriously, my once fellow admenó get your act together, Your client is NOT served when their ad LOCKS UP THE CUSTOMER'S BROWSER. It's *your* fault, but the customer is going to associate their p'o'ed feeling with the client. Ya might want to think about what that means for *your* future revenues).
So I commend you, Andrew, for your diligence.
As for what to use instead, I think a potential rule of thumb is "use the techniques that worked with the browsers of 5 years ago, not the browser of 5 days ago." This assures that you will continue to serve legacy customers who, contrary to the apparent geek world's assumptions, *don't* buy a new computer or new OS every time they come out. In fact, depending on the demographic you're trying to reach, you might extend that design range to 10 years out, 'cause your 50+ demographic will cling to their aging PC/Mac/iPad till the magic smoke pours out of the case. And they've not upgraded their OS, well, EVER. (Hint: Not everybody is online to play Fortnite.)
I'm feeling better now. Really.
@Waco Joe: Oh, man, Cuneiform =| was great, but they ruined it with Cuneiform =||_|