The Legacy of Web Languages
Compared to the web of old, the way we develop sites has altered drastically. We now have a wider array of languages, API’s, frameworks, and schemas than we could have ever imagined; but as our need for technology changes and evolves, older languages and formats are either replaced, improved, or fall into disuse.
Rather than feel sorry for standards that failed to make the grade, we’re going to examine the languages which have had a surprising impact outside of their web-intended specification. While some have led to software or browser improvements, the implications of dead languages in some cases have reached far beyond our industry.