Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2007 19:50 UTC, submitted by juno_106
Opera Software "Back in January we added the ability to report usage of different features and preferences so we could learn more about how the browser is used in general. First we invited you, our weekly users to help us and in 9.2 we started asking one in 100 users if they want to participate. We would like to share some of our findings with you."
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Javascript is not a secure and reliable solution for form validation.

Duh? Of course not. That's not what I'm talking about and you know it. But just to clarify so that I don't get more words put into my mouth, I'm not talking about fancy effects, fade ins, glows, beam ins and beam outs, or any of that silliness either. Nor am I talking about abuses of javascript by advertisers. (Though I find that adblock handles all that admiriably without throwing the baby out with the bathwater as turning off javascript does.)

What I *am* talking about is actual functionality. I am talking about web *apps* as opposed to web pages, as I mentioned in my original post.

By all means, code within the local laws, though. Even the poor ones that miss the mark.

But outside of the letter of the law, I really can't see banning web applications simply because assistive technologies need a kick in the pants.

Edited 2007-07-07 01:33

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