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Fri, 20 Mar 1998 07:20:31 -0700 (MST)
On Fri, 20 Mar 1998, Philip Webb wrote:
> it would seem very simple for Lynx at least to alert the user,
> i picture a suitable formatted `Message from Lynx' inserted in the page;
> it could perhaps be done for image-heavy HTML too;
> any problem about adding this for 2-8-1 ?
Yes, it is counter to the specifications.
HTML 3.2 (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html32.html) stated:
"User agents should hide the contents of these [SCRIPT] elements."
What authors could do at this point was provide script comment lines
outside the HTML comment which hid the script. Though perhaps odd looking,
these comments could warn a user they were missing something.
HTML 4.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/):
HTML 4 has added the NOSCRIPT element to permit authors to provide
content if they wish. From the spec:
"User agents that do not support client-side scripts must render this
element's [NOSCRIPT] contents."
If Lynx starts warning on SCRIPT tags without scanning to see if there is
also an associated NOSCRIPT tag, it will cause a properly composed HTML 4
page to be displayed with erroneous warnings.
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