[Owasp-leaders] Sites that won't work without Javascript

Dennis Groves dennis.groves at owasp.org
Thu Dec 20 19:23:09 UTC 2012

I agree with the message. I am not sure that OWASP has the 'clout' to 
cause the change. However, certainly running unsigned, untrusted code in 
your browser is as much of a bad idea as one could have from a security 
standpoint. It can not hurt us to promote secure computing.


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On 20 Dec 2012, at 15:20, Antonio Fontes wrote:

> Hi Vicente,
> Agreed, websites should offer a reduced mode that maintains access to
> the content even without JS running.
> However, on the question about OWASP encouraging the community to 
> build
> websites that work without JS, I am not sure I can identify the exact
> link with OWASP. This appears to be more motivated by typical
> usability/accessibility good practice than by security concerns. A
> website that requires JS to run is not inherently more insecure 
> (either
> for the company or the client) than one, which does not. We could 
> argue
> that the attack surface gets increased but...that would basically mean
> encouraging website designers to build plain text websites.
> When organisations keep forcing their users/customers into enabling JS
> in their browser, well then, basically they lose customers/users.
> Including me, and all those around me that I was able to convince with
> an alternative :)
> Antonio
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> On 12/20/2012 12:25 PM, Vicente Aguilera wrote:
>> Hello leaderes,
>> Richard Stallman sent me the following message which I reproduce it 
>> for
>> your consideration:
>> ===
>> I run into quite a few sites nowadays that won't work without
>> Javascript.  Often WiFi portals do this.
>> Can OWASP help encourage Web designers to make their sites
>> work with Javascript disabled?
>> Also, can it help encourage Web designers to make their sites
>> pass the LibreJS test?
>> ===
>> What's your opinion?
>> Best regards,
>> --
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