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re: Should browsers still allow users to disable JavaScript? VIEW POST

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It doesn't matter whether a user can block JavaScript or not.

Loading scripts normally relies on the network, there is always the chance that the load will fail and the user will be left without the site's JavaScript anyway. Or it will partially load and only part of the JavaScript will be available.

This is not the user's fault, nor the developer's fault. But regardless, you now have a user on your site without JavaScript.

1% of all JavaScript requests on Buzzfeed timeout, that's 13 million requests a month.

It is up to developers to make their sites work (or at least fallback gracefully) whether JavaScript is or isn't available. The reason for JavaScript being unavailable, whether it's user choice, network conditions or browser interventions, is unimportant. Building a resilient experience is the only way we can serve our users best.

 

It is up to developers to make their sites work (or at least fallback gracefully) whether JavaScript is or isn't available. The reason for JavaScript being unavailable, whether it's user choice, network conditions or browser interventions, is unimportant. Building a resilient experience is the only way we can serve our users best.

Quote of the day for me.

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