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Could JQuery and similar tools be built into the browser install?

After reading another question about JQuery and CDN's, is it feasible for tools like JQuery to "come with" the browser, thus reducing/eliminating the need for the first download from a CDN, or from ...
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Why is it unrealistic to expect all browsers to support the same standards? [closed]

Ideally, we would have different browsers supporting the same standards and same code producing the same result on all browsers. That hasn't happened yet. What are the reasons why?
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Should web browsers include popular web framework libraries?

What reasons are there for web browsers to not have a library of popular web frameworks. For example if a web page included jQuery, why shouldn't the browser have it's own static version, which is ...
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How should you approach supporting rapidly-updating web browsers?

Today, Firefox 5 was released. If all goes according to plan, Firefox 7 will be out by the end of the year. Firefox has adopted the Google Chrome development model wherein version numbers are largely ...
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Is there a useful correlation between choice of web-browser/search engine and good quality programmers? [closed]

After a round of interviews earlier this year, which included some practical questions with access to a computer, I noticed that, at least for the applicants we were seeing, there was a high inverse ...
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How does a browser determine that a script has run for too long? [closed]

How does a browser determine that a script has run for too long ? Is it actually configurable through some advanced settings ?
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In SPA what happens in terms of memory and performance when user hops across all the pages?

Imagine a humongous web aplication built using Single Page Application framework such as AngularJS. With its each route it downloads a couple of HTML template files. Each of these template files ...
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How to implement a text editor in a browser? [closed]

This is purely an exercise in self improvement and education.I am trying to implement an extension for a vi-like text editor within a browser. Can anyone give any advice or pointers as to where and ...
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A local/internal deployment of something like Campfire for developers

I've been looking at Campfire by 37Signals and it looks like a great tool for collaboration between developers but we need something that can be deployed internally. Any good options out there?
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Why HTML select is not searchable by default?

I was wondering why the default select tag of HTML, for example: <select name="company_name"> <option value=""></option> <option value="1">Company 1</option> ...
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1answer
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Coding a web browser on Windows using a layout engine?

I've never attempted anything like this before but what I want to do is code a browser for Windows. I know that I can use the web-browser control that Microsoft has released, but I'm interested in ...
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Multiple remote views of a C# application [closed]

I have a C# application (Desktop based application for Windows OS), which I wanted to use from Web browser. The application is a kind of analyzing tool, which takes some input values and performs set ...
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1answer
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Why Firefox caching work will reset in version 3 but version 16 don't?

I am developing a web application and have the app deployed into Tomcat server. Tested on IE and Firefox and are working fine. Meaning when I close the browser and reopen the app, the data will be ...
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Efficient development process for Golang (or any backend) and JavaScript?

I am developing a web application. The frontend is a mix between JavaScript and server-side generated html. The backend is written in Golang. Might not be very important, but if somebody made a ...
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Should we embed virtual machines rather than languages

Ok, so I am trying to learn front-end programming. Trying to figure out how javascript is a pain, and various projects (GWT, Coffeescript, Capuccino's objective/j...) are trying to fix this with ...