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[Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion: JavaScript button

From: Julie Marchant
Subject: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion: JavaScript button
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:51:45 -0500

Hey, I just added this suggestion to my old article about JavaScript,
but since I doubt many people see that, I want to share this here too.

My suggestion is to have JavaScript disabled by default, but have a
button that instantly, temporarily allows JavaScript execution on the
current page. The idea behind this is that it would be a lot more
convenient than NoScript, but it would be just inconvenient enough to
have to use JavaScript when that shouldn't be necessary to encourage
users to either use another site or send a complaint. It would also have
a side effect of making the browser much faster in most cases, though,
since all that JavaScript code that Web developers tend to use bogs down
the browser tremendously.

It could be advertised thusly:

* Faster speeds
* No obnoxious ads (only simple text-based and image-based ads work
without JS)
* Better security (makes taking advantage of JavaScript exploits much

I think that compared to LibreJS: long-term, this would be a better way
to influence Web developers to stop building websites that depend on
JavaScript; and short-term, this would be a better experience for users
(and would therefore make IceCat more attractive).

Julie Marchant

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