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Discussion on: Vanilla JavaScript and HTML - No frameworks. No libraries. No problem.

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Thanks for the comments.

Something else to consider is what you don’t get when you use vanilla js. One example is escaping/scrubbing html. Another is optimized updates of the dom for low reflow. And you do still have to learn the dom api.

All that said I do firmly believe that it only benefits us all if we experience the dom api and vanilla js