Anonymous 05/17/2020 (Sun) 23:35:58 No.14164 del
>>14163
>I tell him about thread messages, he shows me page numbers on board page
Wheeze, man. Pagination too can be eliminated with lazy-loading scroll. I just remembered the thing that does append new stuff without requesting all the previously downloaded articles, it's called RSS.
>uses outdated Tor browser
>writes enterprise-grade webshit(TM) and tells me how CGI scripts are better than client-side logic
Ok, boomer. It looks ugly, it is computationally intensive for a server with multiple concurrent users, it can be done on individual clients, you don't need any backend for this besides one database and interface to read/write in it. An encrypted websocket chatroom can be run on esp32 microcontroller with 500k of RAM using it only for initial download of page with javascript and for message store/routing.

>>14162
No. It's because what you see on modern web as "bad javascript" used to be delivered by mail on floppy disks and executed on your PC anyways: databases, phonebooks, interactive catalogues, videogames, scene zines as amalgamation of the former. What wasn't run locally, before Internet adoption, you had to dial up, one service at a time since telephone lines can only establish one connection due to the nature of circuit switching architecture, most of the time people logged into large mainframes owned by telephone companies, or ones located at their workplace, these mainframes contained all the services people used daily, so there was no need to connect to different ones for specific task: electronic mail, news, classifieds, chatrooms, spreadsheet, text processing software, heavy math software, on some advanced systems even graphic stuff like maps and weather forecasts projected onto them. Reminds somethin', eh? Millennials call it C-L-O-U-D, exact same services modern Google soup provides, and everybody shits their pants over how good ol' days were before web when you had to do your taxes on university mainframe because your home computer was an equivalent of modern smartphone, an overpriced kid's toy.