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Why does Askbot require javascript?

asked 2012-08-05 21:53:21 -0600

theactiveactor gravatar image

Askbot does not seem to degrade well when Javascript is disabled. For one, this persistent red banner up top states "Askbot requires javascript", blocking out the top navigation menu. Why is Javascript a requirement?

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answered 2012-08-05 22:00:09 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

Mainly this is because web apps don't work without javascript any more.

Without js the app will be slow and boring, for example you'll have to wait till the page reloads for any action - even voting.

Secondly - we'd have to write the app both ways - to support javascript/ajax and the old school way - that will add work. Not worth it since most installed browsers have javascript enabled, only the tinyest fraction does not. Not worth the trouble.

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