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Re: [vox-tech] more about netscape 6

On Fri, Dec 08, 2000 at 12:18:06AM -0800, William Kendrick wrote:
> > Why have javascript turned off?             (just curious)
> Having JavaScript on causes Netscape to become much more instable.
> I'd blame bad JS code, but when you do something like close a pop-up
> window, or hit the BACK button, that's NOT supposed to kill the browser!!!
> Also, JS can introduce a number of fun security issues in Netscape,
> especially when combined with frames and cookies.  (I can dig up some
> nice stuff on Slashdot for you :) )
> Finally, most of the places JS is used heavily is for bad and annoying
> reasons... Pop-up windows, pages you can't "go back" from easily,
> graphics which change or appear when you simply move the mouse over something
> (hrm... I guess soon maybe we won't need mouse buttons at all! :) ).
> -bill!
> If it doesn't work with Lynx, the webmaster did a Bad Job(tm)

I'd STILL blame evil JS code.  It is more than possible, and I've seen
it done, where if you close a popup too fast it kills the browser.  It
sucks.  I think future JS-using apps should disable destruction of apps
or objects (e.g., windows) which were originally insantiated by the user
(as opposed to windows instantiated automatically via a script)


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