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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion: JavaScript button

From: Mappack Owner
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion: JavaScript button
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:35:50 +0100

On vr, 2017-01-20 at 00:51 -0500, Julie Marchant wrote:
> 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
> harder)
> 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).
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

This sounds good, it would also solve the problem that LibreJS uses 100%
of the CPU on some pages.

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