[whatwg] RE: Degrading of web applications

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 08:43:30 PDT 2004

On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 10:15:34 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> > That's just ridiculous, if any application has a requirement to
> > degrade nicely, then just saying "this application uses javascript so
> > doesn't have to" isn't something I can agree with I'm afraid.
> It's worth noting that the person you are disagreeing with is representing
> the opinion of a Web application provider.

Which I also am... In fact that's the only reason I'm participating -
out of commercial interest, on a personal level I have little
motivation to be here (unlike the other standards related work I
participate in)

> If application providers
> consider that compatibility with non-JS browsers (and browsers with JS
> disabled) is not critical, then that is an important datapoint.

It is, unfortunately, it's also something that won't fly in the
application world of the EU, where anti-discrimination employment laws
will cripple any attempt to have this fly - I realise as a non EU
national and an employee of a non-EU corporation you may not realise
this, but the EU market is too important to web-applications to the
most of us to consider anything we can't use in that environment.


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