graceful degradation : is it degrading?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Nov 2 23:17:40 CET 2009

Aaron Watters wrote:

> people noted that they sometimes didn't work properly with
> javascript off.  I could fix this in some cases, but
> the fix would involve changing a "POST" to a "GET"
> and that would cause MSIE to suddenly fail when the
> GET parameters get too big (and probably other
> browsers too).  So it really would only fix part of the
> problem.   Consequently I'm tempted to say: "sorry,
> please enable javascript if you want to use this page..."

If a page is sufficiently dynamic on the client side, that seems 
reasonable enough to me.

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