Best Web dev language

John Roth newsgroups at
Sat Jun 11 23:29:23 CEST 2005

"Mike Meyer" <mwm at> wrote in message 
news:86br6c4pwp.fsf at
> "Jon Slaughter" <Jon_Slaughter at> writes:
> Someone mentioned that you might "require JavaScript on the client
> side". I recommend against that - people and organizations disable
> JavaScript for security reasons, and browsers on portable devices may
> not have JavaScript at all. Why limit your audience? If you understand
> HTML, it's possible to write a web page that uses JavaScript (or any
> other such technology) for flashy effects, but still functions
> properly if the user has disabled JavaScript, or doesn't have it
> available. But that's a long discussion - see <URL:
> > for more
> information.

I would have said that at one time, but then the world changed
with AJAX, expecially with Google using very script heavy applications
for all of their new work. It leads to very responsive web applications.

John Roth

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> Mike Meyer <mwm at>
> Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more 
> information. 

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