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

Avi Bryant wrote:
> 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.

...which also leads web app developers to all sorts of contortions to avoid
having to carry context - context tends to be perceived by many web
developers as bad, or expensive, to be avoided if possible.  This can lead
to rather poor design decisions and application restrictions that would
never have been considered in a more flexible environment.