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Re: Reasons for not using <noscript> (was: Google Adsense ... not accessible)

From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 08:59:31 +0000
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 2/2/06, David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> How do you create a page that that submits on changing a select
> element, but doesn't have a submit button.

You make the script button disappear once your script is confident
that it can perform the jump-y thing, it's trivial.

> Note that the code to delete the submit button is
> relatively complicated and could, itself, fail.

And if it fails, the submit button is left, no-one has been left
inaccessible, however if you put inside noscript many people have.  I
don't really understand why you want advocate that?

> > helpful, it would be much more helpful if people were simply told to
> > ensure their page works when is scripting is disabled.
> But that is typically not a client requirement, so a programmer typically
> has no budget for doing that.

There is budget required! it doesn't cost more.

> I would suggest that
> a lot of use of <noscript> is indicative of people doing their best within
> constraints.

It's an indication of blindly following poor recommendations and poor
accessibility checkers and having the mistaken belief that they are
accessible.  I don't think that's good, it does nothing to improve
their understanding of accessibility it does nothing to teach them how
to provide the same without impacting either cost or timeliness of

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