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Pat Magnan on September 15, 1998 at 21:22:25:Hmm... this topic raises a whole pile of thoughts here. It could be bad luck, or superstition or both. But I can answer positively that I use JavaScript simply because, I can't seem to get CGI scripts to work properly. One of the authors makes the comment they're afraid to learn Java, which I've done (or started to, I guess there's no end to learning, which is why I like programming :-). I have learned some C++ (harder than Java IMHO), and C, but for the life of me, can't get a CGI to work... and I wonder how many would be web gurus are stumped by similar problems.

As far as learning the technology, while there are a multitude of resources for learning JavaScript on the 'net, written to take everyone (including novice programmers) into account, I can't say I've had the same success finding resources for CGI. I know I will learn it, it's just harder to come by free.

As for the cross browser argument, are there really that many non-Javascript enabled browsers out there? I have to be honest and say I don't honestly know, but I use Linux and understand where the Mac users were a couple years ago, watching everything come out for Windows first, (and now it's Windows, then Mac, and often much later, if ever for Linux), but all that aside, how many users don't even have access to Netscape 2.0?

Or do more users disable it than I realize?

Ah well, one man's rambling thoughts...

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