Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
The reason why JavaScript is wrapped up in libraries, is because it is also an unevenly supported mess...
And you don't have to know much to use JQuery.

It is positively creepy how dependent we've become on the cobble that JavaScript largely is. HTML5 is moving in a better direction, but clearly not a genuine alternative. Nobody works strictly within the ECMAScript standard, and even if they did, it's a constantly moving target.

I agree with you completely: It's a mess. And even security software accepts the situation to a degree. I got rebuked by support for noting that Untangle is browser dependent here and there, but that is demonstrably the case. Is that unacceptable? Obviously not. Is it preferable? Obviously not. Should users of a particular platform be penalized by security solutions? That's an open question. Dependence on libraries limits the number of answers.