Stop Turning “Avoid Because” Or “When Appropriate” Into “Never Use This”
This article was updated 10 Aug 2022 to better reflect modern norms. Things change.
Far too often in web development people turn good advice into bad practice; or worse misinterpret and twist the specification’s recommendations into “never ever do the alternative”. More often than not, the result is bloated code and the equivalent of slogging around a flaming hogshead.