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May the Task Force be with you

By Stuart Langridge and Tony Steidler-Dennison

The Web Standards Project now have a JavaScript arm. It’s called the DOM Scripting Task Force, and I can’t do better for a description than to quote the manifesto:
[QUOTE]At the moment JavaScript suffers from outdated, uninformed, and inaccessible development methods which preclude it, and therefore web development in general, from attaining its full potential.

The WaSP DOM Scripting Task Force proposes to solve this problem by the adoption of unobtrusive DOM scripting, a way of thinking based on modern, standards-compliant, accessible web development best practices.[/QUOTE]
The Scripting TF (as it’s affectionately known) is there to further the cause of good DOM scripting, in the same way that the WaSP’s Dreamweaver Task Force helped Macromedia to make Dreamweaver more compliant with web standards and the WaSP themselves have done with web standards generally. If you’re reading this then you’re likely to already agree and probably preach the message that the TF are propagating, but the more the merrier, I say. There are lots of good people on there, and me as well. :-)

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  • http://www.lowter.com charmedlover

    Quite interesting. I’m glad that JS is being taken up for standards support. I guess that we are moving to a more powerful web approach.

  • http://boyohazard.net Octal

    Agreed. Standards support has been long overdue for JS; keep preaching Stuart!

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