[thelist] Speaking of detecting: howto detect Javascript on/off?

Martin Kuplens-Ewart martin at graphicist.com
Wed Mar 14 13:32:22 CST 2001

I'm not sure i quite understand how this would work, etc... but what
if the image is the first thing you load, and its javascript somehow
sets a variable in the page?

that ought to do the trick, no?


----- Original Message -----
From: "James Aylard" <evolt at equilon-mrc.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Speaking of detecting: howto detect Javascript

> Ryan,
> > It's the same way you can send HTML email and track who opens it.
>     Okay, I can understand how you can change the content-type of
> pseudo-image, and pass info about the browser back to the server.
But that
> doesn't allow you to alter the current page on which the
> resides, right?
>     If this allows you to use, say, a splash page which contains a
> pseudo-image that passes javascript info back to the server, which
in turn
> allows you to determine whether additional pages should be
> javascript-enabled, I don't see that offering any benefits over a
> redirect (except that it might be considered a bit more graceful).
What I'm
> wondering is whether you can use the information from the
pseudo-image to
> act on the page on which it resides -- and I can't see how you can
> not without a redirect.
>     Am I missing something? Enlightenment, please. :)
> James Aylard

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