[Mailman-Users] What would your dream Mailman web interface look like?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Wed Apr 8 03:56:08 CEST 2015

On Tue, Apr 07, 2015 at 08:31:04AM -0400, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 10:17 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> >
> > I'm not happy when web sites *demand* that you run their untrusted and
> > untrustworthy code in your computer before you can see the content.
> How do you currently see the HTML content before it is interpreted by
> your computer?

This is increasingly getting less and less on-topic, but to give a brief 
answer, HTML is a markup language, not a programming language. (I'm 
aware that technically HTML5 + CSS is Turing complete, but it's 
completely impractical as a programming language.) Web devs use 
Javascript because it allows them to run more or less arbitrary code, 
which is either impossible or impossibly difficult from HTML alone.

While it is possible that buggy or malicious HTML alone might crash my 
browser, it is far easier and more likely to do so from Javascript. 


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