Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

If you require Javascript, you are incompetent or evil

Comments Filter:
  • How about they just don't care about you? If their third-party ads don't display without JS, then they may be thinking that you can enable javascript or you can go somewhere else. Welcome to the business web. Where have you been hiding?

    • by drinkypoo (153816)

      Yes, those are the only options, because third-party ads which don't display without JS are almost uniformly evil.

    • by dougmc (70836)

      What if it's content that actually benefits from javascript? [] (I guess they *could* make a version that doesn't use javascript to stitch the tiles together and does it all server-side. It would have greatly reduced functionality, but it could be done.) [] (an Apple ][ emulator in javascript)


      • by drinkypoo (153816)

        What if it's content that actually benefits from javascript?

        If it can't be done without javascript, then you have a good excuse. The Apple 2 emulator falls in this category. Maps, not as much. As you say, they could definitely implement a tiling mapserver without javascript in the client. Mapserver already does this! Of course, all the typical mapserver interfaces are javascript-based, but not all of them, and mapserver itself has no dependence on javascript.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- The Wizard Of Oz