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I hope there will be a return to simple web pages where HTML is used for content, not apps. That’s the way the web was intended. Web assembly is nice and all, but it does smell an awful lot like Java applets in 1997. Proprietary, slow and hard to grok.

I'm interested in hearing what is proprietary about wasm? It's a standard[1] implemented in most browsers.

[1]: https://www.w3.org/TR/wasm-core-1/

You can't see the source code which I think is a huge step backward.

I think that ship sailed a long time ago. With transpilation, minification, and source mangling, the JavaScript ecosystem is largely opaque when trying to view sources anyway.

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