in reply to RE: Javascript and other evil goodies
in thread Javascript and other evil goodies

I would just like to make it clear, for the record, that I am a hypocrite. I've complained about anonymous -- votes before, but I couldn't be bothered to post a reason on this particular -- vote. I disagreed with KM's suggestion, voted it --, and moved on. Shame on me.

The reason I voted id down is because I disagree with the idea that everything but HTML should be stripped from home nodes (on replies, I have no problem with it, but I didn't see that when I voted it down). Basically, a Monk's home node is their personal space (albeit freely granted by The Everything Development Company) and I can understand why they customize it. I can understand these things being security issues, but part of the problem here is striking a balance between diligence and freedom. Let's face it, one of the things that so many people find appealing about Perlmonks is the customization we can do.

I have CSS on my home node, some have JavaScript, while others have forms that submit to CGI scripts. While I admit that sometimes these things get carried away, I feel that they add to the charm of this site. Yes, let's find ways to address security holes, but don't take away one of the things that makes Perlmonks special.


Update: Aargh! After reading through some of the comments and seeing some of the stuff that's going on in the chatterbox, I have to say that I was wrong in the above post. Sometimes kids need to have their toys taken away :(