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Show me good use of ECMAScript on the Web

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Microsoft want their Silver-something to replace ECMAScript and Flash and Mozilla wants to develop ECMAScript in the direction of Silver-something.

What do I need it for? Nothing.

You can view this blog perfectly fine with a pure HTML and CSS renderer.

Interactivity? What kind of interactivity? Like submitting a comment to this post? It seems to work fine with just HTML/HTTP.

I only know a few great ways of applying ECMAScript and that is in presenting sites like I want to view them, using the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox.

What is the real reason to make my browser execute code from the internet? The answer is advertising. The funny thing is as soon as you disable ECMAScript the content you miss out on is advertising. It is simple to show ads without using ECMAScript, but most ad providers use it to collect information about us. Users don’t need ECMAScript.

I’m sitting here trying to come up with a good use for ECMAScript, Flash and Java, but I just can’t. I need your help, please post a comment.

I can only come up with playing music in your browser and watching video, but really the ideal thing would be a video player plugin and a music player plugin for your browser. You don’t need a completely different audio/video engine as a browser plugin. All you need is a plugin that uses your favourite mediaplayer. The rest is just bloat.

Please post a comment if you disagree (It would help if you explained why you think users need ECMAScript, Flash and Java).

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Written by gaffa

2007-11-03 at 15:10