The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML
I've told this story at conferences - but due to the general situation I thought I'd retell it here.
A few years ago I was doing policy research in a housing benefits office in London. They are singularly unlovely places. The walls are brightened up with posters offering helpful services for people fleeing domestic violen
@Edent Oh, wow, this story reminds me that we still need to figure out how to solve that TLS issue for old devices.💔
You touched a point that has been bugging me for a while: PDFs. For some reason, in this modern world of hypertext and differently sized screens, people insist on using a print analogue--often with inline hyperlinks that won't even work in print!
You'd think it would make more sense to use a simple HTML layout with a CGI script to produce a PDF. It would certainly be good if certain govs didn't all but mandate Adobe Reader.
Better then .docxs 🤷♀️
@Edent What I mean is that just looking at the HTML, my site is golden. But, for good reasons, I don’t wanna turn on TLS 1.0 so it still won’t work on pre-2008 devices. So a lot of my simplification-efforts are wasted.
The same goes for you; your article looks awesome in Lynx and edbrowse but your server doesn’t support TLS 1.0.
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