[thelist] To Application or Not ..

Anthony Johnston . Antix tech at antix.co.uk
Wed Jan 22 05:20:01 CST 2003

Thanks .jeff,

agreed on all points,
using javascript for anything fundimental on the web will
allways be a problem with compatability,  and if server
load is not a problem,  then everything but simple and
non-vital validation should be server-side.

(sorry about not trimming before)

>1)  your forms are now effectively useless to users that
>    don't support javascript or have javascript disabled.
>2)  those users that do support javascript will find that
>    if they click the back button to return to a form
>    they filled out previously that any data in select
>    boxes will no longer reflect the selections they made.
>3)  the code you provided, though it won't throw any js
>    errors, will not work with nn4.  for that browser you
>    must execute a page refresh to see the newly added
>    option.  unfortunately, you don't wanna perform a
>    page refresh for any other browser as that will reset
>    the entire form.

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