Re: JavaScript

Subject: Re: JavaScript
From: "Matthew J. Cowley" <cowley -at- ARETHA -dot- JAX -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 10:12:12 -0500

Marcel,

I would argue against using Javascript for a while. It's a new language
and not supported by anything other than the latest Netscape and Internet
Explorer versions, so anyone reading your site through a different browser
would miss any content that's in Javascript. If you are going to use
Javascript, I would recommend having two versions of your site, one that
is "enhanced for netscape" and one that any old vanilla browser can read.
The HTML Writer's Guild (www.hwg.com) has some good pointers on what
technology makes for a usable site.

That said, Javascript is a fairly simple language as far as programming
languages go, and if you'd like to get your feet wet it's not a bad place
to start.

Hope that helps,

-matthew

On Tue, 25 Mar 1997, Marcel Uljee wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> More and more technical writers participate in the production of
> Webpages. That's why we are wondering if it is useful to learn to write
> JavaScript. Is it possible to create attractive webpages without using
> JavaScript? If not, should technical writers learn to write JavaScript
> or should they consult a specialist, like they consult a specialist who
> takes care of the graphics?
>
> Marcel Uljee
> Pecoma Informatica, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
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