Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: On form libraries / JS fallback

"I'm not sure exactly why you should make forms that are usable by people without Javascript."

Strong words, and quite shocking in certain ways, too. Many of the JavaScript-only Web applications I've seen aren't likely to be very accessible, and what about people disabling JavaScript for security or usability reasons? To me, JavaScript (and AJAX, which is where a lot of the JavaScript goes these days) is a bonus for those who want a bonus, not a minimum requirement that excludes a number of people for reasons not fully considered by the developer.

Comment on On form libraries / JS fallback
by Paul Boddie

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Many of the JavaScript-only Web applications I've seen aren't likely to be very accessible

That doesn't mean that you need to bar Javascript in order to be accessible.

and what about people disabling JavaScript for security or usability reasons?

I don't think that makes any sense in the modern web. I don't see any reason to aggressively make things harder for these people, and lots of things should work without problem, but I don't think that's a user choice that I'm going to work to support. There's lots of choices users can make, I can't account for all of them.

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