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Javascript or Cookies Turned Off -- is there a big overlap?
scorpion




msg:1477959
 4:46 am on Dec 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

what proportion of users do you estimate to have javascript? cookies enabled? Is there a correlation between the too? I mean are there lots of javascripts users with cookies turned off or cookies turned on but no javascript?

 

BlobFisk




msg:1477960
 11:20 am on Dec 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I would imagine that the vast majority of users have both JavaScript and Cookies enabled. I believe that these are both, by default, turned on. It's only more advanced users have these turned off, or perhaps they are by default disabled in large corporations.

As for a correlation between the two - I'm not sure. Some users here do browse with JavaScript disabled, but would need cookies enabled for WebMasterWorld, but again, people here fall firmly into the advanced user category. Again, I'll reiterate my belief that the vast majority or 'normal' web users will have both enabled.

tedster




msg:1477961
 2:31 pm on Dec 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Someday I'm going to put in a project with IE6 and translate all those Internet Options and Security Levels into ordinary language. I suspect that high IE security levels might affect more than cookies, and thereby generate a high degree of overlap between no javascript and no cookies.

Does anyone know if I got that right or wrong?

Trisha




msg:1477962
 6:18 pm on Dec 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have no idea what all the "Internet Options and Security Levels" in IE do, but I usually have all mine set to prompt. So I get a bunch of windows when I go to certain sites asking if I want to let scripts run, accept cookies, etc. I usually say no to all of it except when I want to buy something, when I start adding stuff to the cart then I start saying yes.

With this site, I believe I let it save cookies a long time ago, but it doesn't ask me everytime I come here. I don't fully understand it.

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