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Re: How many people switch off javascript?


From: Sandy Clark
Date: Aug 31, 2004 5:43AM

I recently did a bit of research at thecounter.com. According to their July
2004 statistics, the number of browsers without Javascript was 5% up from 4%
in January 2004.

Sandy Clark
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-----Original Message-----
From: henny.swan [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 6:36 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How many people switch off javascript?

Hi Victoria,

I don't have any numbers but one solution you can suggest is to include an
option to switch JavaScript menus on and off. An example can be found at
http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Generic/Profiles/Visitors.htm. That way the
client gets what they want and the user gets to the content!

Thanks, Henny

-----Original Message-----
From: victoria.hamill [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: 31 August 2004 11:06
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] How many people switch off javascript?


One of our clients has requested a text-only version of his website so that
he can avoid thinking about accessibility on his main site. I'm trying to
put together a list of arguments against this as I completely disagree with
the whole notion of building a flat and lifeless alternative because you
want to have a whizzy menu etc. on the main one. I know that the idea of
text-only is unpopular among people here as I've seen a lot of outrage
whenever it is mentioned.

One of my arguments is to be the number of people who switch off javascript
when they view sites, thus making the use of javascript as a navigation tool
unreliable. I believe this number is quite high, and is far from restricted
to people with disabilities, but was wondering if there was a resource
anyone knew of where I could find a statistic?


Victoria Hamill
Phone: (44) 1628-687863
URL: http://www.netinfo.com
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