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From: Mattias Flodin (flodin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-15 01:12:54

On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 13:58:26 -0600, Jonathan Turkanis
<technews_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I think script problems can be resolved by
> (i) Having a (small) boost-wide library of javascipt components which
> have been tested on a large number of browsers and which all library
> authors would have to use. To begin with, it could just contain a tree
> control like Robert's; maybe that would be enough.
> (ii) Requiring all documentation to support a no-script option.

In think (ii) is an absolute requirement. I find myself using
text-based browsers from time to time, especially when working across
an SSH connection, and I get quite annoyed by some documentation sites
that navigation exclusively though Javascript. I would hate for boost
to go the same way.

In addition to some text browsers not supporting Javascript at all,
the CERT has on numerous occasions advised that Javascript be disabled
in browsers such as IE for security reasons, and some companies make
that a policy decision.


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