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[whatwg] no <noscript> proposal

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 09:14:05 +0200
Message-ID: <429ABD3D.6050209@annevankesteren.nl>
Christian Biesinger wrote:
>> Since browsers support DHTML there is no need for specialized fallback
>> element. Authors can use any element and hide/replace it using scripts.
> That does not work if the user disabled javascript, or if the user agent 
> does not support javascript (lynx, for example).

He's correct for a bit though. If you have the following element:

  <div id="noscript">
   <p>Foo bar, etc.</p>

You could easily remove that DIV from the flow using javascript. And 
when javascript is disabled it would show up. Of course, compared to 
NOSCRIPT this is suboptimal at best.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 30 May 2005 00:14:05 UTC

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