Re: [dev] [dwm] 2000 SLOC

From: Alex Hutton <>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 18:14:12 +1100

It has occured to me that web-servers should be sending the content in
json format, with the first page load on the site loading a html page
with the json handler in the head. Then if you didn't like the UI
provided by the site you could replace it with your own by using your
own JS and handling the json in your own way.

On 3 November 2011 08:29, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius <> wrote:
>> Or the user agent (aka your browser). Furthermore, this will allow you to
>> customize layout by configuring your user agent. Read: layouts that suck
>> less. HTML tables are completely uncustomizable.
> No it won't, because people will continue to use <article>, <aside>,
> and everything else exactly the way they use <div> now.  Web designers
> are basically graphics people, and they couldn't possibly give less of
> a fuck how the user wants things laid out.  And they never will.
> They'll continue to do user-agent-based dispatch and present
> completely different versions of shit to different clients, in the
> interest of controlling as much of the display as possible, and when
> faced with a client that doesn't want their bullshit, you'll get a
> broken site.  As usual.
> --
> # Kurt H Maier
Received on Thu Nov 03 2011 - 08:14:12 CET

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