"I'm a strong believer in using client-side scripting to add value to the content of a web page," says Goodman. "In other words, don't penalize visitors who have underpowered browsers or who have scripting turned off; instead, reward those who arrive with modern browsers and scripting turned on with an enhanced experience, such as much easier navigation through a site or instantaneous form entry validation. Therefore, the book focuses on practical and sensible applications of scripting, rather than flying images and nauseating color changes. The best scripting is that which users aren't even aware of: things just work 'the right way.'"
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