[wp-hackers] hide-if-no-js... what's the point? is wordpress functional without javascript?

Mark Jaquith markjaquith at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 23:07:17 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Jane Wells <jane at automattic.com> wrote:
> WordPress is intentionally functional with JavaScript turned off to comply
> with accessibility regulations.

I'd like to think that our reasons are deeper than mere compliance
(and I'm sure you agree)!

On 1/30/11 12:17 PM, Davit Barbakadze wrote:
> I tried and it surprisingly does to some extent. But then... what's the point?

For someone with disabilities, accessible web publishing could
literally change their life. It's just the right thing to do. And
while we're not perfect, our considerable efforts have yielded a
remarkably accessible application.

We have two "magic" classes you can use: hide-if-no-js and hide-if-js.
I recommend that your plugins leverage these as much as possible when
creating accessible administration screens.

Mark Jaquith
• http://markjaquith.com/

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