[LINK] Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri May 8 10:27:50 AEST 2009

On 08/05/2009, at 9:24 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>>  http://egovau.blogspot.com/2009/05/liveblog-of-publicsphere-1-high.html
> Which script do we enable to read this? It's not a straightforward
> blog posting, but another application of some sort. Why do people
> make these things so difficult?

CoveritLive uses that extremely rare and sophisticated technology  
called JavaScript.

Why is it used? Because the LIVE part of the liveblogging entails  
adding new content, editing existing content, moderating readers'  
comments etc. This cannot be done with static HTML. And once it's  
done, it's done, and you can see the archived liveblog just as the  
live viewers did.

"Why do people make these things so difficult?" Um, the "people"  
didn't turn off JavaScript in your web browser. It would have been  
turned on by default. I think the "making it difficult" process  
happened elsewhere. ;)

Sometimes I feel that quite a few Linkers choose to turn off all their  
browser features just so they can which that things then don't work.


P.S. If you the tyres off your car's wheels, the journey becomes  
uncomfortable and the car handles poorly. I really wish carmakers  
didn't make it do difficult...

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