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    Add thanks without JS

    Any way to get the add thanks option working without JS being enabled? Seems a tad weird having it coming up with a no permissions message just due to JS not being enabled.

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    I’m delighted that I’m not the only one using the internet without JS enabled sometimes. Hopefully, if more people do it, it will lead to a rethinking about the role of JavaScript.

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    That is a vB plugin IIRC, and not likely to work without JS enabled because it uses AJAX.

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    The magic “AJAX” argument that kills everything.
    Well… AJAX is just JavaScript that invokes a server-side request so actually it should be possible to invoke that request manually (i. e. without JS/AJAX, by clicking a link or submitting a form). So, if something that basic is well designed then it doesn’t rely on AJAX for basic functionality.

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    I'll second what Stephan said. No reason anything like that should ever require JS to function. Having no page refresh if it's enabled is one thing, but refusing to work without it means the plugin is just plain broken. Rather ironic on a coding forum too. Goes against the whole ethos of both graceful degradation and progressive enhancement by achieving neither.
    Last edited by MattF; 11-17-2010 at 06:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    I’m delighted that I’m not the only one using the internet without JS enabled sometimes. Hopefully, if more people do it, it will lead to a rethinking about the role of JavaScript.
    Aye, your definitely not alone. Can't do with all that unnecessary nonsense which happens on a lot of sites when JS is active. Slow loading, fancy, (and totally pointless), effects etc. It would definitely be a boon if coders/designers in general started considering carefully just what they should use it for rather than just chucking it at everything because they can.

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    I had raised this issue a while ago at http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=153924

    PS: Have you ever noticed the disappearance of a "received thanks" upon editing that particular post, until a refresh/reload? Well, that's also on js-enabled edit.
    Last edited by abduraooft; 11-18-2010 at 08:58 AM.
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    Whatever happened to a good old confirmation page? Can see this one likely ain't going to be sorted, judging by the answer in your thread.


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