[thelist] Theory Question: Client Side or Server Side

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at xevious.kicks-ass.net
Sat Apr 10 01:38:13 CDT 2004

On Friday 2004 April 09 13:40, Tom Dell'Aringa wrote:
> --- Scott Brady <evolt at scottbrady.net> wrote:
> > > My question is this:  Would this functionality best be done
> > > client side with java-script, or server side?  Thoughts?
> >
> > Server side, for compatibility reasons.
> >
> > If time/budget permits, then do a client-side version for those
> > users for which it will work.
> What compatability reasons? You could write JS for this that would
> work back all the way to version 3 browsers.

Version 3 of what? (Hint: one of today's browsers is only at version 
1.6, and another is at version 2.9)

> It's extra overhead you don't need to make the user do a round trip to
> the server for this IMO, especially if they are on a dial-up - that's
> not exactly a small page.

You're assuming Javascript is always present and enabled for that site, 
and often it is not.

Shawn K. Quinn

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