[Mailman-Developers] Turning off dynamic JavaScript

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Jul 6 02:07:40 CEST 2006

That assertion is not true, to my knowledge -- and I am a screen reader user.  Because it does work with a lot of things, and does offer improved functionality, it is rare to turn Javascript off.

David Andrews

At 01:54 PM 7/5/2006, John W. Baxter wrote:
>On 7/5/06 11:26 AM, "emf" <i at mindlace.net> wrote:
>> The problem I face is not when JavaScript is not active, the problem is
>> when JavaScript *is* active *and* behaves correctly - i.e. performs the
>> dom modification I've told it to - but the browser/screen reader doesn't
>> bother to tell the user.
>> ~ethan fremen
>Does the industry (I almost wrote "do we") know how big a problem this is in
>practice?  That is, what fraction of users of screen readers and other
>assistive stuff routinely run with JavaScript active?
>Since the assertion here is "screenreaders have trouble with JavaScript" I
>would expect most screenreader users to have JavaScript turned off.
>  --John
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