[kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 27 12:32:51 EDT 2010


I am not sure what the resistance against javascript in general is.

javascript allows to let certain parts of the code being executed in the 
client instead of the server. This allows a smoother user experience 
(i.e. not every user interaction requires a new page being rendered). Do 
you need this for every application - no. However, it can increase the 
usability, to allow i.e. auto-completion of your input.


On 07/26/2010 11:38 PM, Chris Frey wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:06:39PM -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>    
>> http://duckduckgo.com/
>>      
> I tried searching using the front page... and was dismayed to find that
> it requires Javascript.
>
> A search engine should never require Javascript.  It's not that hard a job.
>
> - Chris
>
>
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