Importing modules inside HTML imports

Brendan Eich brendan at
Sun Aug 17 10:08:52 PDT 2014

John Barton wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at 
> <mailto:brendan at>> wrote:
>     Yes -- inline scripts, like document.write, the drive-in, disco,
>     and Fortran, will never die.
> More things I don't suggest investing effort in.

Seriously, inline scripts were and are important, both for avoiding 
extra requests (even with HTTP++ these cost) and, more important, for 
easiest and smoothest beginner/first-script on ramp.

I have no idea why anyone would seriously contend otherwise. Latency 
still matters; tools didn't replace hand-authoring. These are not 
subjective matters.


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