JavaScript or not JavaScript

Question

Hi,

Just had an interesting message from someone who was unable to view one of
my sites because they have JavaScript turned off, and expecting me to
re-write my site so that they could view it...

I''m interested in hearing other people''s opinions about this. I use
JavaScript all the time, and can''t really imagine ASP.NET development
without it...

Mark

Solution
Having JavaScript turned off is certainly a possbile scenario, but in my
experience (especially with XP SP2 & the "Information Bar"), it is rare.

When I build a site for the general public, I assume JavaScript will be
available. If one person contacted me and told me that my site didn''t work
because they have JavaScript turned off, I''d tell them to turn it on,
period. Again, the XP Information Bar (assuming they run Windows) will
protect them when a page contains JavaScript, so there really is no reason
to turn it off there.

"Mark Rae" <ma**@markNOSPAMrae.comwrote in message
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Hi,

Just had an interesting message from someone who was unable to view one of
my sites because they have JavaScript turned off, and expecting me to
re-write my site so that they could view it...

I''m interested in hearing other people''s opinions about this. I use
JavaScript all the time, and can''t really imagine ASP.NET development
without it...

Mark


"Scott M." <s-***@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:uO**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
When I build a site for the general public, I assume JavaScript will be
available.
Me too.
If one person contacted me and told me that my site didn''t work because
they have JavaScript turned off, I''d tell them to turn it on, period.
Me too.
Again, the XP Information Bar (assuming they run Windows) will protect
them when a page contains JavaScript, so there really is no reason to turn
it off there.
They were actually using a Mac...:-)

I use JavaScript all the time, and can''t really imagine ASP.NET
development without it...
Mark,

Lack of imagination is not a problem. Lack of ability is. You won''t be able
to. Neither me.

--
Eliyahu Goldin,
Software Developer & Consultant
Microsoft MVP [ASP.NET]