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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Should download pages *require* Javascript?
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:39:46 GMT
Am 08/19/2013 09:11 PM, schrieb sebb:
> On 19 August 2013 19:39, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>  wrote:
>> Am 08/19/2013 08:14 PM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
>>
>>> On 19/08/2013 sebb wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Note that the page http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html also
>>>> requires Javascript!
>>>
>>>
>>> This is not so good. The noscript option should direct the user to
>>> http://www.apache.org/dyn/aoo-closer.cgi/openoffice/
>>> (users who disable JavaScript are likely to be able to browse the
>>> FTP-like structure they will see there).
>>
>>
>> That's a good alternative as this is already available and completely
>> working. So the green NOJS box could link to this webpage.
>
> It does provide access to the downloads, but it's a not at all easy to navigate.
>
> The following would be slightly better, but it is still not trivial:
>
> http://www.apache.org/dyn/aoo-closer.cgi/openoffice/4.0.0/binaries/

Yes, this link is of course better.

Marcus



> And of course we cannot get stats from the downloads the same way that
> SF provides them.
>
> However it would be better than nothing until such time as a better
> solution can be put in place.
>
>> Marcus
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>> Whatever method is chosen, I think it should be possible to download
>>>> AOO without the use of Javascript.
>>>
>>>
>>> It should also be possible to download OpenOffice in the cases where
>>> JavaScript parsing breaks, i.e., we should have alternative download
>>> links that are always visible (working JavaScript, broken Javascript, no
>>> JavaScript).
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Andrea.

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