This is true, and if I came across that way I do apologize.
I guess I'll reiterate it like this: Use of these sorts of scripts is highly discouraged for the reasons people mention, and there are very few places (in my personal opinion) where it would make sense.
However, should one feel that it is something they want it should work fine with DreamHost, as it's an entirely client-side technique and doesn't depend on anything on the server. If it doesn't work, it's probably misconfigured somehow.
- Jeff @ DreamHost
- DH Discussion Forum Admin