Progressive enhancement is a barrier to progress

In recent years, the promise of HTML5 has driven the rise of JavaScript. Browser vendors have escalated their arms race to create the fastest runtime environment. As a result, JavaScript has become too useful to be considered an optional enhancement. It's an essential component in today's web stack.

What if a web application depends on the canvas element to render graphics? What if it requires websockets to provide real time messaging? For most web pages, these features may be considered optional, but for some web applications they are the very raison d'etre. Like a tripod, the modern web stands tall on three feet: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Take any one away and it all falls flat.

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