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Re: [directory-discuss] unnecessary JavaScript requirement

From: Eric Wong
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] unnecessary JavaScript requirement
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 23:22:12 +0000

By the way, this is still a problem when I created the page for
cmogstored using w3m.  Thanks.

Eric Wong <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello, I managed to create an FSF account for the directory yesterday
> in w3m (a text-based browser) and login successfully.
> I just managed to submit an entry for my "dtas" software, but it was a
> bit painful since leads to a
> "loading..." page which requires JavaScript.
> <script type="text/javascript">
>                 window.onload = function() {
>                         window.location="/wiki/Special:FormEdit/Entry/yahns";
>                 }
>                 </script>
> So I was able to hit
> directly and was able to edit the form from w3m.
> However, this would put off other text-based users who do not know how
> to read the JavaScript.  I'm not sure why the extra step is necessary
> (spam bots?), but it hurts accessibility, so it would be appreciated
> if users did not have to jump through hoops or use a heavy JS-enabled
> browser to edit.
> Thanks for reading.

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