Mind Dump, Tech And Life Blog
written by Ivan Alenko
published under license CC4-BY
posted at 07. Apr '22

Just Turn On JavaScript

Even in these days with x-th generation of Javascript, modules directly in a browser and HTTP/2, I still default to viewing web pages with NoScript turned on. Or at least having uBlock Origin. Main reasons are clear content, no ad tracking, much better battery life, no tearing when scrolling page, no annoyances like forced login modals on Twitter/Instagram and in general less attack surface.

But more often than before I see “This page doesn’t work without JavaScript. Please enable it.”. But it’s technically feasible to have a web page to not use JS at all unless it’s some crazy web application. This Node culture poisons us and I’ve seen many frameworks don’t extract CSS to a file and load CSS and images with JavaScript. What a heresy!

Web page saying We're sorry, but JLCPCBH doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. Please enable it to continue.

Properly rendered JLCPCB page.

Yeah, easy…

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