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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx and JavaScript -Reply

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx and JavaScript -Reply
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 08:08:02 +0000 (GMT)

> itself.  I've never seen a formal language specification for
> JavaScript, which makes reimplementing it difficult and likely to have
> incompatibilities.  

There is a specification, although not rigorously formal, see:

This should get you past the two layers of blank frames pages which guard 
it and into reasonably text only stuff.

As to appropriate uses, I have mixed feelings.  The web wasn't intended to
be an enhanced IBM 3270 type terminal network (early 1970s forms mode
terminal) [1], but anything that saves on uncachable transfers is going
to be good for the net, although moderation is needed to avoid forcing
control of the net into those with commercial funding for developing

[1] forms mode terminals with downloadable intelligence were on the
commercial market ten to fifteen years ago - targetting commercial users
is just causing old technology, which was excluded to simplify HTML, to
be recycled.
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