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02.13.2006 - No, really...

To everyone who's hitting my inbox with mails defending innerHTML:

  1. Not once in the entire article do I instruct you to not use it. I ask that you try to use the DOM more often, but I don't expressly forbid innerHTML. In fact, at the end of the article I leave it up to you to decide which you prefer and which suits your project.
  2. I understand that you are using legacy means of serving content as html snippets and it locks you into innerHMTL. This is your fault for not using an end-use agnostic means of serving data, not the DOM's.
  3. Please don't complain that the DOM is too verbose and use 32k frameworks (that, unbeknownst to you, use DOM methods) as examples of things that are better than the DOM.

As I originally posted, I am not going to debate this online with you, especially over several email threads with several different people. If you are bound and determined to discuss the innerHTML vs DOM issue with me then lets at least do so over a beer at SXSW.

Not sure I care much over the innerHTML depate, but I'll swing back a beer with you and disucss the joys of JS.
Posted by cody lindley on February 13, 2006 @ 5:15 pm
Sounds good to me :)
Posted by Steve on February 13, 2006 @ 5:18 pm
Really? Miller, THEN Amstel, and THEN Guinness as your third option? We clearly have more pressing issues to discuss. 80)
Posted by markie on February 17, 2006 @ 4:03 am
Hey! Can I use tables now?
Posted by Ricardo Carrasco on February 20, 2006 @ 9:26 pm

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