[thelist] Javascript Stats (was: Theory Question: Client Side or Server Side)

Kasimir K evolt at kasimir-k.fi
Sun Apr 11 07:28:37 CDT 2004

I did a quick search, and came up with two sites giving javascript stats:
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp and 

According to these, 'javascript off' constitutes between 6% - 8%.

While the only stats that really matter are of course your site's 
visitors and/or your target audience, these 'global' stats give an 
starting point.


>>While I agree with Shawn that server-side functionality should be
>>included - the statement that "a rather large number of people keep
>>JS turned off" is blatently false.
>>Look at any large sampling of web traffic and you'll find people who
>>have JS turned off is usually less than half of one percent IF that.
>>I am all for writing scripts that work when that is the case, but its
>>becoming so rare as to almost be non-existant.
> There was a statistic I saw not too long ago that implied the rate was 
> something like 13% (a little over 1 in 8). It was a well known 
> statistics site and while I am careful about what statistics I trust, 
> there's probably a good amount of truth about this one.

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