[whatwg] no <noscript> proposal
jim.ley at gmail.com
Mon May 30 11:16:44 PDT 2005
On 5/30/05, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,> > I disagree. The <noscript> element is seldom used for anything else
> 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
> <iframe src="...">
> <a href="..."><img src="..." /></a>
> "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.
this isn't what happens in the above case at all, if the script code
doesn't work, then the fallback content is not displayed, it's only
displayed if script is not supported at all, script capable user
agents like Nokias internal browser will still execute your script,
not manage to display any "rich media", yet the noscript will also not
As Kornel has said noscript is useless for fallback, as it only
fallbacks in the case of script/noscript, yet script capable user
agents are so varied that there's no way any non-trivial script is
going to successfully work in them all.
Removing noscript is an excellent idea.
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