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Re: JavaScript (was Re: Cross-domain loading of XML)

  • From: Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 00:06:44 -0500

Re: JavaScript (was Re:  Cross-domain loading of XML)
True - and a good reminder about hubris.

Kurt Cagle
XML Architect
Lockheed / US National Archives ERA Project



On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 11:15 PM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
On 12/8/10 8:06 PM, Kurt Cagle wrote:
David,

There's a reason JavaScript web developers are often called script
kiddies ... formalisms are often wasted on them. There's a great deal of
nudge,nudge, wink, wink in the AJAX world.

That's also changing pretty rapidly.

I'd be _very_ cautious about looking down on JavaScript developers, and not only because I am one.  What's that I heard recently?  "It used to be that if you used JavaScript, no one took you seriously.  Now no one takes you seriously if you _don't_ use JavaScript."

One thing XML could really stand to lose is its condescension toward the greater Web world.  It was here when I arrived, and doesn't seem to have melted away.

--
Simon St.Laurent
http://simonstl.com/



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