[thelist] Theory Question: Client Side or Server Side

Karl Bunyan freelance at core10.co.uk
Sat Apr 10 13:05:52 CDT 2004

I'd be interested to know if there are any general stats showing the
proportion of users who do have JavaScript turned off. TheCounter.com
lists it as 6%, which is a significant proportion, but I don't know
enough about how the code they use to gather the information to judge
whether that's accurate.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org 
> [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Tom Dell'Aringa
> Sent: 10 April 2004 16:37
> To: Scott Brady; thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: Re: [thelist] Theory Question: Client Side or Server Side
> I have NEVER been faced with such a choice. I've been in this 
> industry for 9 years. And again, I'm NOT saying don't have it 
> on the server side too. All I'm saying is that *in most 
> cases* the percentage of users who will have JS turned off 
> while visiting a given site will be extremly low,  to the 
> point of almost nil. Yet often we tend to go overboard in our 
> concerns for 'users without js enabled' to the point where we 
> may not make the best decision for the 99.9% of your users 
> and the app in general.
> All I'm saying is don't go overboard in your conern for 'non 
> JS users' and gimp your user experience.
> Tom

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