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HREF Considered Harmful (was Re: Y Store /Closures)

On 28 Feb 2003, Eric Kidd wrote:

> Avi is talking about a conceptual jump as big as the jump from 'goto' to
> structured programming


It's not just "as big as".  It's the same jump.  Almost all web
applications written treat the transition from one page to another as a
one-way jump that carries very little context with it.  In my framework,
you call() other pages, and at some later point they can return() a value
to the call point.  This is precisely the transition from GOTO to GOSUB,
and has exactly the same benefits in terms of reusability and