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From Alexandro Colorado <...@oooes.org>
Subject Re: Removing JavaScript from other.html
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:51:49 GMT
It also looks a bit 'dumb' that we dont have a link to others from the
download page within our no script tag:

http://pastebin.mozilla.org/?diff=2959355

We never send people to other if JS is not working, let alone the language
table.


On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org> wrote:

> On 9/2/13, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> > In the last few weeks we've seen users unable to see the big "Download"
> > button in http://www.openoffice.org/download/ due to broken (but still
> > used) browsers that failed to parse the JavaScript correctly. And
> > http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html 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 http://www.openoffice.org/download/ 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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>
>
> --
> Alexandro Colorado
> Apache OpenOffice Contributor
> http://www.openoffice.org
>



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