graceful degradation : is it degrading?
aaron.watters at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 17:57:08 CET 2009
Graceful degradation is what I hope to display
as I continue to age...
But in the context of web programming it also
refers to the supposedly desirable behaviour
of web sites to "do something reasonable"
as resources are denied them by
client browsers such as cookies, applets,
turned off pages should somehow "still work".
pervasive that graceful degradation is becoming
increasingly difficult and absolutely no fun for
web designers and programmers.
feasible and desirable these days?
For example after I announced my WHIFF treeview
people noted that they sometimes didn't work properly with
the fix would involve changing a "POST" to a "GET"
and that would cause MSIE to suddenly fail when the
GET parameters get too big (and probably other
browsers too). So it really would only fix part of the
problem. Consequently I'm tempted to say: "sorry,
What is the state of best-practices and such?
-- Aaron Watters
she was dirty, flirty / musta been about thirty...
she was shifty, nifty / musta been about fifty...
(what rhymes with 80?)
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