Re: HTML5 as JS

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Author: der.hans
To: Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: HTML5 as JS
Am 04. Jan, 2018 schwätzte Andrew McRobb so:

moin moin Andrew,

cool, sounds like having umatrix or NoScript blocking javascript is still

Need to make sure <script> is blocked as well as the external JS.



> No, HTML5 is a markup at the end of the day. Comparing JS and HTML, is like
> comparing apples to oranges. All HTML5 does is include new tags to use when
> building a web app for you or search engines to use:
> It doesn't at all handle
> any logic like JS would, if that's what you are asking.
> Same can almost go for CSS. It's a description language, it doesn't handle
> any logic (except for select queries). However, CSS is starting to
> implement variables, but you can only use those for *attributes*. Not write
> a fully functional app with CSS alone.
> Andrew McRobb
> Full-time Software Developer
> Part-time Freelancer
> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 10:21 AM, der.hans <> wrote:
>> moin moin,
>> I haven't paid much attention to HTML and CSS standards for many years.
>> As I understand it, HTML5 is script-like to lesson use of javascript.
>> Does that mean plain HTML ( no javascript ) is sufficient to exploit
>> browsers in light of #meltdown and #spectre ?
>> landing-new-class-timing-attack/
>> What about CSS?
>> ciao,
>> der.hans
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