Everything else should be shoved off onto other MIMEtypes or URI schemes.
@alcinnz A huge amount of JS could be eliminated if basic HTML had some notion of a post/comment response tree, relation, and interactions (scoring, filtering, replying, muting, blocking). That should be a fundamental part of the epistemic (content-based) Web.
I've also argued that the Web should be divided into four roles:
- Text/content and interactions.
- Commerce, including payment and trust mechanisms.
- Multimedia: video/audio playback.
- Apps beyond these.
@alcinnz The Web *began* as a content delivery / publication systems (though lacking Critical Bits such as Search and Archival).
Media got bolted on via the <img> tag (later audio and video), and commerce was later added. Both remain problematic.
The absence of sane defaults for styling, a recognised set of standard page formats (index, article, gallery/catalogue, discussion, stream, etc.) and uniform formatting, is a huge part of the problem -> CSS and JS paper that over.
@dredmorbius Wow! That's plenty to think about!
After next week I'll start exploring tag-based bookmark management, and I'll be keen to get your feedback on my take.
I can't say I'm 100% against CSS (I prefer webdevs to apply style that way rather than using HTML), but at the very least userstyles need to significantly more prominant. Whether or not we want to block author styles.
Generalistic and moderated instance.