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Re: First draft of the Emacs website

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: First draft of the Emacs website
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:53:59 +0100
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Nicolas Petton <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> The browser is in control of the client's computing resources,
>> compositing managing, window rendition, realtime.  If it (or the user
>> settings controlling it) or the page description language does not
>> consider animating changes a good idea, the web page author is not
>> really in a position to know better.
>> The user has nothing to gain from every web page inventing its own
>> human-computer interface.
> Oh my gosh, the entire www has been wrong all this time!

Not the "entire www", but yes, a good deal of it has been a nuisance.
Partly to the degree where pages are simply unusable because of invalid
assumptions about the human-computer interface.  There is a reason ad
blockers are widely used in order to systematically deal with some of
the worst misconceptions of page authors about their users' needs.

David Kastrup

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