[rb-general] Style Guide Updates

John Gilmore gnu at toad.com
Fri Jan 18 20:29:15 CET 2019

> We tend to write Markdown, not HTML, after all so having copy-pastable
> snippets is less compelling to me, priority-wise. This also goes for
> the non-Javascript "story" but this is less interesting as the
> situation is somewhat-satisfactory right now.

Here's a vote for making the reproducible builds site completely
functional without Javascript.

What an insane idea it is that people can't read or interact with a web
site without granting permission to a random third party to run arbitrary
code in their local machine!

I browse with Javascript off all the time (using Firefox plugin
NoScript), and with EFF's Privacy Badger.  Result: Many (used to be
"most") websites work, but I never see ads and I don't get tracked by
the bezillion companies that are spying on me to sell my eyeballs for
their own benefit.  When the sites are arranged so I can't even click a
simple link without enabling Javascript, I generally skip further
interactions with them.

The amazing thing is that so many modern "web designers" don't even know
how HTML works and just assume that everybody has and needs Javascript.
And ditto for the tool builders who make the tools these designers
know instead of HTML.


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