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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Removing JavaScript from other.html
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:09:09 GMT
Am 09/02/2013 06:51 PM, schrieb Alexandro Colorado:
> It also looks a bit 'dumb' that we dont have a link to others from the
> download page within our no script tag:

Of course it doesn't make sense to refer to a page with JS when JS is 
disabled in the broeser. That's why there is no link to the webpage.


> On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Alexandro Colorado<>  wrote:
>> On 9/2/13, Andrea Pescetti<>  wrote:
>>> In the last few weeks we've seen users unable to see the big "Download"
>>> button in due to broken (but still
>>> used) browsers that failed to parse the JavaScript correctly. And
>>> cannot be used as a
>>> fallback due to the same issue.
>>> The JavaScript in other.html is used only to generate the page content,
>>> and the result is independent of the user's browser: as Marcus
>>> explained, it is there for convenience in creating the page.
>> How are we using the<noscript>  tag within others? and which kind of
>> content is it trying to plug?
>>> Would it make sense to do the following?
>>> 1) Add an "All Apache OpenOffice downloads" link in the right-hand-side
>>> column of near the top: this way, we
>>> ensure that browsers with poor JavaScript support still display the link.
>> Problaby the quicker solution, still is just a patch instead of just
>> doing good webdev.
>>> 2) Rename other.html to other_js.html
>> This is a bad idea, I've seen many alternative clones being
>> unmantained by webmasters.
>>> 3) Modify other.html by pasting the actual download table (can be
>>> retrieved, for example, with Firebug from other_js.html) in its HTML.
>>> This way we add a manual step (step 3) once per release, but we can be
>>> sure that virtually all users can download OpenOffice in all cases
>>> (working JavaScript, no JavaScript, broken JavaScript).
>>> Regards,
>>>     Andrea.

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