How about a step further, we remove JS completely?!
@sir inb4 "Let's add C to browsers"
@ignaloidas how about let's just not let websites run arbitrary code on my computer
@sir I think the problem isn't with websites running arbitrary code on your computer. I think the problem is that that code has too much ability to change your abilities to use the web as you want to.
@sir Petition asking people to disable JS on their own
@espectalll @sir That’d be a fun idea, if it worked. Many privacy and security minded people have been pushing against more JS in the browser for a while, yet the opposite of what you pose is happening. And honestly, if I need to use a government or banking website, and they require JS, I don’t have much choice but to enable it.
@sir sadly that would do more bad than good :/
I really like Intercooler.js's ideas for starters.
It may arguably improve your site's experience on a desktop/laptop or even touchscreen phone, but it worsens your experience on, say, a "smart" TV or voice assistant even more so. This promise of universal accessibility was a big selling point for the Web early-on.
What are you sorry for? You haven't done anything wrong ^^
@biosmarcel Yeah, I read the whole thead now. His comment was totally uncalled for. I sometimes come with strict arguments and some people get offended so I thought I was offending. Relieved to see it was not the case. :-)
@sir I would like that too! But a friend once told me: would you like to have Flash back? Oh, the horror! So to prevent that from happening we need to seriously improve HTML and CSS first.
@sir Remove browsers as such and make common protocols and native apps for everything: there isn't very much applications, actually. Yes, it smells early 2000's, but this time AGPL should be de facto requirement.
@hirojin god no no no god
right now, it's URL based access control only (adblock), and i don't think that's enough.
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