On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Michael Kimsal wrote:
> Miguel Cruz wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, michael kimsal wrote:
>>> Can someone point me to hardware that is still in active use that
>> Palm Pilot
>> Cell phones
> Those don't generally support HTML either, but some WML or something
> similar. Palm's proxy service for the palm vii would translate HTML on
> the fly to its own markup language.
Whatever the mechanism, they're still out there - and in ever-growing
> Call me crazy, but I have this funny feeling most people doing the kind
> doing cell phone work.
I have no doubt that you can categorize a set of projects where the user
are highly unlikely.
But that doesn't make it fair to generalize that there is no hardware in
>> Lots of public internet kiosks
> I don't think I've seen a kiosk in the past 2 years that, if it allowed
> be non-functioning is in 'locked down' kiosks, and at that point I can't
> it (moot point at that stage anyway).
In the past year, I've run into such kiosks at a Spanish train station, a
Malaysian shopping mall, and at airports all over the world where
webmail gateway I was using at the time made life difficult in these
Once again, whatever the explanation, they still exist aplenty.
>> I've done consulting in bank and government offices where application
>> vector, this struck me as only the tiniest bit paranoid.
> More than a tiny bit, imo. Any 'attack' worth its salt has been through
> outlook - people should spend more time filtering email with VB
their desktop. If you're going to be serious about security, no point
being half-assed about it.
> I was not advocating using JS exclusively to the point of not working
> without it, but it seemed the advice was 'don't use it at all'. That's
> what I was getting from it before.
to navigate the site. I stand by that.
> MSDN, on the other hand, pretty much demands "latest IE" only or else
> nothing works - their prerogative to do so, I guess.
Sure, that's pretty much neither here not there. MSDN in this context is a
site for people who develop for IE, not for the web. I'm sure that if
bucketfull too. That's no more an indication of best practices than
sampling the corporate parking lot at Ford Motors to determine the best
car to drive.
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