[kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine
kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jul 27 12:43:03 EDT 2010
On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Ralph Janke <txwikinger at ubuntu.com> wrote:
- It can slow down things significantly, because code is being executed
browser side. Some code parses the entire DOM of the HTML document and do
things with it. Some code polls remote servers constantly for information,
- It can be a vector for security attacks (Cross Site Scripting).
- It can be a hindrance to accessibility.
- It can be an obstacle to content getting properly indexed in search
It is bad design to make it mandatory. Optimal case is to make it enhance
the user experience (AJAX for lookups, type in a few letters and a list
comes down and you can pick, ...etc.), but also make it degrade gracefully.
By this, I mean that you get a site that is still usable, but perhaps not as
Google's Gmail for example has an HTML version. Yahoo's Mail claims that you
> 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.
The issue is to make such features mandatory, and not degrade gracefully.
> On 07/26/2010 11:38 PM, Chris Frey wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:06:39PM -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>> I tried searching using the front page... and was dismayed to find that
>> - Chris
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Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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