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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity logo?

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:42:14 -0800 (PST)
> Personally I try to provide
> both a JS and non-JS version of any given feature--while
> people may no
> longer have K6 CPUs not everyone has an Android/iPhone
> either.  Providing
> a non-JS version allows people with midgrade phones to
> still use all the
> features of the website.

That is my basic point. Don't make JavaScript a functional requirement. JavaScript should be an option. Those who do not use JavaScript should not be prohibited from enjoying the web site or contributing comments.

> Regarding stability, in theory javascript should be
> OK.  In practice the
> JS engine built into a given browser can leak memory quite
> badly--for me
> this manifests as having to regularly restart Firefox,
> which gets to be
> quite a nuiscance over time.  TDE might end up
> (randomly) being the site
> that pushes the user's system over a memory limit, and
> nothing says
> "professional" like a site appearing to crash the users'
> browser.

Being in the engineering and technical fields much of my adult life, I have learned that theory and practice often don't coincide nicely. :)

I long have suspected that my low usage of JavaScript helps me avoid the common complaints about Firefox crashing and memory leaks. Who knows.

I agree that any software that crashes in itself makes a resounding statement about quality assurance and lacks a professional image. :)