Thu Jan 10 12:45:57 CST 2002
My favorite has to be this one, which (at least under Mozilla) searches Google with whatever you've currently highlighted on the page.
I've never objected to using a scripting language to provide extra functionality and flexibility within an app - in fact, I think it's probably an essential of really good, flexible interfaces. mIRC, my favorite single piece of software, is my favorite example. I imagine there're plenty of more obvious choices.
- is completely useless
- serves to (inconsistently) replace functions already performed by straight HTML
- or even better, interferes with something no document has any business acting upon
No, these opinions haven't changed much since ca. 1997. Yes, I do feel a bit smug about that. Now that we're finally starting to see something approaching taste and good sense re-emerge from the wreckage of countless elaborate, flashing, crap-filled over-designed...
But there's a rant for another day. Maybe it'd tie nicely into Why I Loathe Flash.