The rule of least power

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Choose the least powerful language suitable for a given purpose.

Any particular technology should only do what only that particular technology can do.

In the web front-end stack — HTML, CSS, JS, and ARIA — if you can solve a problem with a simpler solution lower in the stack, you should. It’s less fragile, more foolproof, and just works.