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The HTML Output Assumption

April 18th, 2007 by enefekt

An excellent post here by Dave Thomas on PragDave, one of OG Pragmatic Programmers.

He really drives home the point of server-side applications needing to be client-independent, not assuming the client is a browser, and spitting out just HTML.

Favorite antagonistic quote:

Recently, folks have been trying to circumvent this simplicity by making browser-based applications more interactive using technologies such as Ajax. To my mind, this is just a stop-gap until we throw the browser away altogether—Ajax is just lipstick on a pig

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