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Re: [Moderator Action] unnecessary use of javascript

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 18:16:44 -0500
To: rtm443x@gmail.com
Message-Id: <7CA97A16-B0CF-4E3A-A00E-AD57A386DA3B@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>

On 4 Jun 2009, at 6:02 PM, <rtm443x@gmail.com> <rtm443x@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> (2nd attempt to email you)
>
> Hi,
> I always browse with JS disabled (firefox + noscript).
> I went to this page <http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/>
> which apparently had a list of RDF/semantic web case studies on it,
> couldn't see anything. Enabled JS & suddenly I could.
> If js is not used the page should degrade gracefully, this doesn't,  
> and
> probably doesn't need js in the first place.
> I fight against idiots like MS abusing JS, there's surely no need for
> it here, in the home of markup + CSS.
>
Hi Jan,

It looks to me like that page uses "exhibit" to provide a faceted  
browsing
interface. I'm not sure that it's possible to provide dynamic  
filtering and sorting
without resorting to javascript.

I have added Ivan Herman to the page as a heads-up that the maintainers
should consider providing access to the information when js is turned  
off.

I'll note at the same time that in the new site we use js for two  
purposes
(style sheet switching, expand/collapse) and when js is turned off or  
not
supported, all the content is rendered.

Thanks for letting us know,

  - Ian
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Received on Thursday, 4 June 2009 23:16:52 GMT

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