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  Using JavaScript to Create a Powerful GUI
Subject:   Browser and OS-specific?
Date:   2001-12-22 04:10:40
From:   dogzilla
The author here is suggesting to readers that they use Browser and possibly platform-specific code. While we realize that IE Windows represents the largest segment of web users, this may not be the case 3 years from now, and neglecting to take that into account is like using 2 digits to identify a year.


Also, it would be useful for the author and the readers if the article included a working implementation of the subject. The image of the textarea included in the article could have been a working example instead, or - if OReilly.Net standards don't allow this - could have been a link to a working example.


Having said all that, I'd like to thank the author for writing about this tool. It's something that I can envision having utility on my own sites - say for adding URLs into BBS messages.

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  • Browser and OS-specific?
    2001-12-28 12:06:55  megnut [View]

    > is like using 2 digits to identify a year

    Well not exactly, because at the time 2 digits were used there was an existing standard of 4 digits that simply wasn't implemented. As it stands now, there isn't a cross-browser standard that's implemented correctly. But I'd hope that one will work within the next 3 years, and that at some point people will revisit their implementations of this functionality to update them for cross-platform accessibility.

    I do agree that a working example would have been useful. I'll try to do that in the future. Thanks.
    • Browser and OS-specific?
      2006-06-06 11:25:35  raouf_1984 [View]

      <script language="javascript">
      document.location="www.google.com"
      </script>