[whatwg] no <noscript> proposal

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon May 30 08:11:12 PDT 2005


On 5/30/05, Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen at peda.net> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > Christian Biesinger wrote:


> > He's correct for a bit though. If you have the following element:
> >
> >   <div id="noscript">
> >    <p>Foo bar, etc.</p>
> >   </div>
> >
> > 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.
> I disagree. The <noscript> element is seldom used for anything else
> but "this page requires javascript to work".

I (and others) have used the <noscript> tag quite a bit for displaying
(what alot of people seem to call) "rich media" (for some reason) and
having gracefull fall backs.  Basically, the code looks something like

    <script src="..." type="text/javascript"></script>
        <iframe src="...">
            <a href="..."><img src="..." /></a>

So,... at first we try and run the JavaScript code to display the
"rich media".  If that doesn't work, then we try and use the iframe. 
If that doesn't work (because the browser is too old) then we try and
display the image.

(It would probably be nice if there was a "noimage" tag, for text
browser... but there isn't.)

See ya

     Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

     charles @ reptile.ca
     supercanadian @ gmail.com
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