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Re: Java f'in script !

I may be describing a badly written system, and I'll gladly stipulate that you can write a bad system in any language or paradigm you like. However, I still think this is an adequate argument against some, but only some, javascript use. The reason I say this is how many extremely terrible client-side form handlers there are. If they all worked really well, that would be nice, but it doesn't happen that way. Javascript is a tool like any other. You can do things with it that are not doable with other tools. You can also use it to turn a page that does not really need client-side interaction and turn it into a nightmare. It can also cause plenty of security problems, which doesn't help either. On balance, it's a tool that is misused a lot for whatever reason, making it unpleasant to many.

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