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I like how XF works great even with JS disabled

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by OperaManiac, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    I often browse the web with JS disabled. And I have to admit that XF is very usable with JS disabled.

    I would like this opportunity to thank the developers for ensuring that.

    Why someone may ask do I disable JS and not use some ad-blocker? Because it is simpler and it makes loading web pages astonishingly fast at least the ones that work with JS disabled!

    i do it mostly in opera where turning off/on the JS is fairly easy using the F12 button. :)
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  2. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I know of some large news sites that have a reply system that completely depends on JS. Really incomprehensible.
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Yeah, it's very cool that the core functionality, and even a bit more, still works - just because a lot can be done with css, or direct page loads. Impressive.
  4. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    I should add here that vB too is very functional with JS disabled. Facebook tries hard. But Twitter simply fails.
  5. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I wonder whose philosophy that comes from ;)
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  6. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    i am happy to see that you have decided to carry this one. seriously, it gets frustrated when apps break because of it. XF seems to have a workaround for everything. file uploads too... i hope it stays like this!
  7. aculate

    aculate Well-Known Member

    i've shutdown my js and did some test... it's simply amazing how xenForo responds! The script looks very mature even for an alpha version... i just can't stop beeing amaze on how this software is well scripted! wow!
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  8. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    ok... wanted to mention here that the post box now does not appear if JavaScript is disabled in browser.
  9. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    testing 123...

    edit edit edit...

    seems to work without js on for me in firefox.

    If you mean some of the formatting controls, yes those are indeed missing.
  10. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    so it worked? the box does not appear in opera at my end.

    maybe it's because i am using their 10.70 test releases and not a stable build. here is how it shows:


    oh i know about formatting controls. they do not appear...

    i guess it is an opera test release specific problem. :)
  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    You certainly have the situation well documented. I know Mike reads the bug report forum. Perhaps posting up your problem in there, then put a link to that report from this thread?

    edit - before you post a report, maybe a search for opera in the bug forum?
  12. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    i would probably get someone with opera stable build to test it out first. :) should not report bugs in alpha version of a little used web browser!

    thanks, i would do the needful.
  13. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    ok. this is annoying. i installed the stable edition of opera on my linux installation and i can see the post box with js disabled.

    this means that the test releases of opera 10.70 have some issues that are causing this text box to not appear.
  14. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Perhaps you'd like to tweet that XenForo actually works very well with Javascript disabled, and that your problems were related to an alpha version of a browser, so that it doesn't look to anyone searching for XenForo on Twitter that you've just said it's a load of crap?
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