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That PE Thang

The interwebs, they are aboil! People worthy of respect are publicly shaming those who don’t toe the Progressive Enhancement line. Heroes of the revolution have taken to JavaScript’s defense. The rebuttals are just as compelling. Before we all nominate as Shark or Jet, I’d like to take this opportunity to point out the common ground: […]

The Phony Balance Benchmark

There’s a palpable tension in my shoulders as I tap this out — I know already that this post will create cringe-worthy responses and name calling and all the rest. But on we plod. A friend called out to me a peculiar feature of a conference Program Committee they were serving on: that it was […]

For Jo

This was originally drafted as response to [Jo Rabin's blog post] discussing a meetup the W3C TAG hosted last month. For some reason, I was having difficulty adding comments there. Hi Jo, Thanks for the thoughtful commentary, and for the engaging chat at the meetup. Your post mirrors some of my own thinking about what […]

Why JavaScript?

One strain of objection I often hear about the project of making the web more extensible is that it implies travelling further down the JavaScript rabbit hole. The arguments often include: No other successful platform is so limited to a single language (in semantics if not syntax). Better languages exist and, surely, could be hooked […]

Comments.

A reminder: I approve comments manually. I don’t mind vulgarity, wrongness, or even the mild ad-homenim…as long as it contributes to the discussion. Should you post a comment here that does not contribute, expect it to be binned or treated as spam — without warning. Be witty, be carefree, be data-driven, be on point, but […]