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www/philosophy javascript-trap.html

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy javascript-trap.html
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 01:25:58 +0000

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       09/03/29 01:25:58

Modified files:
        philosophy     : javascript-trap.html 

Log message:
        Clarify problem with replacing Silverlight.
        Mention Greasemonkey, not Greasefire.


Index: javascript-trap.html
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/philosophy/javascript-trap.html,v
retrieving revision 1.10
retrieving revision 1.11
diff -u -b -r1.10 -r1.11
--- javascript-trap.html        24 Mar 2009 00:03:57 -0000      1.10
+++ javascript-trap.html        29 Mar 2009 01:25:06 -0000      1.11
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@
 compacted form that we could call Obfuscript because it has no
 comments and hardly any whitespace, and the method names are one
 letter long.  The source code of a program is the preferred form for
-modifying it; the compacted code is not source code and the real
+modifying it; the compacted code is not source code, and the real
 source code of this program is not available to the user.</p>
 <p>Browsers don't normally tell you when they load Javascript programs.
@@ -57,8 +57,8 @@
 Javascript.  We will need to study the issue of Flash to make suitable
 recommendations.  Silverlight seems likely to create a problem similar
 to Flash, except worse, since Microsoft uses it as a platform for
-non-free codecs.  A free replacement for Silverlight would hardly be
-of use in the free world without free replacement codecs.</p>
+non-free codecs.  A free replacement for Silverlight does not do the job
+for the free world unless it normally comes with free replacement codecs.</p>
 <p>Java applets also run in the browser, and raise similar issues.  In
 general, any sort of applet system poses this sort of problem.  Having
@@ -118,7 +118,7 @@
 <p>Browser users also need a convenient facility to specify Javascript
 code to use <em>instead</em> of the Javascript in a certain page.
 (The specified code might be total replacement, or a modified version
-of the free Javascript program in that page.)  <a 
href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8352";>Greasefire</a> comes 
+of the free Javascript program in that page.)  Greasemonkey comes close
 to being able to do this, but not quite, since it doesn't guarantee to
 modify the Javascript code in a page before that program starts to
 execute.  Using a local proxy works, but is too inconvenient now to be
@@ -222,7 +222,7 @@
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2009/03/24 00:03:57 $
+$Date: 2009/03/29 01:25:06 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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