the backend using AJAX stuff, and that can
<a href="http://community.livejournal.com/shlomif_tech/52195.html">only run in
Google Chrome</a> and not on more "ancient" browsers, and with new daily
-buzzwords, jargon, technologies and fashion, is getting out of control.
+buzzwords, jargon, technologies and fashion, is getting out of control.
It would be impossible to maintain into the future for any mortal programmer,
and hurts the original vision of the World Wide Web as a way to transfer
"Hypertext" (in both directions at first, though it took it time to mature
-from the HTTP "PUT" verb, which was a security breach, into modern days
+from the HTTP "PUT" verb, which was a security breach, into modern days
wikis) from a host to a client, and be just another service in the Internet.
-The latter in turn, based on TCP/IP - whether IPv4 or IPv6, was meant as a way
-to be a general application
+The latter in turn, based on TCP/IP - whether IPv4 or IPv6 - was meant as a way
+to be a general application
in which many past, present and future protocols would cooperate to allow
remote computers to commmunicate with one another in a "The network is the
While I don't propose ditching HTML, HTTP, XML and related technologies,
at one point we should say "You cannot do it inside your browser and you will
-never be able to without losing your sanity. Please write
+never be able to without losing your sanity. Please write
a Gtk+/Qt/wxWidgets/SWT/MS Windows/WINE/libwine/SDL or even something less
portable, that will communicate using HTTP or even plain TCP/IP". With all
<a href="http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/APIWar.html">"the new API is
HTML"</a> (or as I like to think about it: "HTML is the new king"), this whole
"web development" stuff has gotten out of control, and we should realise that
-the web (with all of its many cool, web sites, which are not dead) is just
-our servant, and should not be our master, and it's only part of the Internet.
+the web, with all of its many and sometimes great web sites (which I
+have overheard that "web sites are dead" in a fit of hubris) is just our
+servant, and should not be our master, and it's only part of the Internet.