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    Chances of JavaScript Being Enabled

    Where can I find me some facts and figures on what percentages of people have JavaScript enabled, and more importantly, disabled? Would like to know what the chances are of someone seeing the no-so-fancy non-JavaScript version of a certain feature.

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    Ed Rands

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    Among visual PC browsers (examples: IE, Opera), about 11% of users disable JS. Among other browsers (handheld, cellphone, audio browsers, lynx, etc.) there's a VERY good chance of JS not being enabled, for memory footprint and browser bloat reasons.

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    "Of" != "Have" bronze trophy Jeff Lange's Avatar
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    It really who you are gearing your site towards, but I stand by never relying on Javascript.
    Who walks the stairs without a care
    It shoots so high in the sky.
    Bounce up and down just like a clown.
    Everyone knows its Slinky.

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    I am writing a service that embeds into other's webpages, and will be used by a large variety of people, so there really is no "geared to", unless "anyone" qualifies.

    Also, I will not be relying on JavaScript, having a plain backup method, but it will work better with JavaScript.

    And thanks for the pointer about handheld devices and such. Leads me to another question, to ask in another section. Thanks.
    Ed Rands


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