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Discussion on: Famous websites with JavaScript disabled

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Michał Muszyński

Interesting but what's the purpose of disabling JavaScript on websites?

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Habdul Hazeez Author

... purpose of disabling JavaScript on websites?

It's a personal preference. Some Web users (like me) actually browser with JavaScript disabled in their browser. We tend to load scripts only on site we trust.

Turning off JavaScript on sites like YouTube, ThePracticalDEV and the likes was just for research purposes and to see what they'll be like with JavaScript disabled.

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Marco Damaceno

To protect yourself against XSS exploit. You enable JavaScript only on websites you trust. Like a firewall.

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Definitely a good security practice to use noscript in my eyes. Once you get used to it there's no need to go back to js on by default.

It's satisfying to see so many adverts, Google analytics and other crud getting blocked by noscript. I get a good sense of the website by how many third party scripts it runs and what they are called.

One major pain point is cloudfront type hosting. In particular the AWS console will load entirely necessary content from literally dozens of different cloudfront domains that all need to be trusted individually... Every AWS service can use a bunch of different domains :( you can always just disable noscript for a tab though when you hit annoying niche cases like that though :)

Noscript is great, highly recommend it!

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