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Re: Undoubtedly, an oversimplification ...

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 03 May 2014 09:35:47 +0100
Message-ID: <5364AA63.3000203@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 03/05/14 01:45, Mike Elledge wrote:
> I would also add, and I know that I am opening myself up to the

+ of representing the "tyranny of the majority," that an interactive web
+ is something that users want, especially given that the appropriate use

Most ordinary users I talk to, particularly those over 50, don't like 
modern web sites.

+ JavaScript. The most recent WebAim survey bears this out--where 97.6% of
+ respondents had JS turned on, and those who did not were a combination

More correctly, most hadn't turned it off.  The majority of people do 
not have a clear understanding of what Javascript is, and don't realise 
it is possible to create web sites that don't need it.  I think a lot 
the disabled don't complain about the web because they assume that what 
is out there is all that is possible.

Of the rest, most leave it on because the vast majority of web sites 
break without its being enabled.  You should count me as a 
non-Javascript person, but I now have it enabled by default because it 
is impracticable to use the modern web without it.  As such, your survey 
would have recorded me as pro-Javascript.
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