Ever wondered why Mastodon feels so laggy when you're trying to type a message?

This is the amount of JavaScript it runs on every keystroke.

@sir @flussence Web browsers were useful tools that worked well. Then js came along and webbrowsers became basically badly written OSs, and everything got fucked up.
@d_ @flussence @sir As far as I know, he was never forced or under any kind of obligation to release it after only 10 days. Even if that were the case, it has had quite the time to improve itself, but most it got was just syntactic sugar to make it look slightly more appealing when found in source code.
@replikvlt @d_ @flussence @sir Not having any of them is best. The web was intended for text. Other applications outside the browser are better at doing whatever you're trying to accomplish with java applets, flash or js.

@tyil @replikvlt @flussence @sir Let's just build all software on top of WASM, then finally we will have the year of the Linux desktop, when the underlying OS becomes completely irrelevant. Instead people will wait for the year of the Firefox desktop.

@d_ @replikvlt @flussence @sir Just as how they're still waiting for the Firefox phone?

Besides that, I'd rather not. Browsers are objectively horrible platforms for performance and security. WASM isn't going to solve any of that, no matter how hip it is to pretend it does.

Java applets were normal programs atleast, they relied on your internal java setup and were just downloaded java applications, they were not running in the browser (or not completely.) Still i think it is good they died because they sure might've turn into something JS is now. And instead just live peacefully in my memory as a warm and precious thing
@d_ @flussence @sir

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