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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] A need of a paradigm shift for solving the JavaScript

From: Nik Nyby
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] A need of a paradigm shift for solving the JavaScript Trap
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:14:58 -0500

> perhaps a browser extension
> or user script can be developed to check the page for script requests,
> and find information (such as text) that is meant to be hidden unless
> a JavaScript program shows it? The hidden information could then be
> made accessible in some sort of list.

I've also thought about this, and my conclusion was that it's simpler to
turn off javascript and click "view source" to see any images, files, or
text the JavaScript contains.

Maybe there's a user script out there that does this, but it feels like
a half-way solution to me, more half-way than LibreJS's explicit license
approach. But maybe these half-way approaches could be combined to make
an almost whole?

If it seems useful, LibreJS could contain some code that says "if this
piece of JavaScript is nontrivial, and nonfree, then try to work around
it by looking at when pieces of text it contains, what images it loads,
and display those to the user".

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